Grain Sack Painted Chair

grain sack painted chair

Well hello there!  I’m so glad you dropped by… because I love when you visit!  Come on in, I have a great chair makeover to share with you today.

Do you remember these fabulous finds I dragged home from Lucketts?

Remember how I was calculating how much less room I would have in my car if I brought my oldest son along?  Even with him taking up prime real estate in the back seat, I still managed to cram all of these goodies in! Isn’t that bed in the back gorgeous?!


I know it’s a fantastic haul because the whole lot only cost me $54!! (Excluding the paint and wax of course, they cost more than everything you see here combined!) You can read more about my Lucketts trip here.

Well, I am finally getting around to these beauties. They were almost at the bottom of my project pile. The makeover I’ll be sharing is on the cute little chair on the left.

I call it a half chair.  If you know what it was used for or what it’s really called, let me know in the comments.  I’d love to know, so I can stop belittling it by calling it a “half chair”.

Anyway, I love you, little half chair, and I love that you were only $10!

Here is  the before:


(This was taken in the Spring. Remember when my garden was lush and green?)

And here is the after:

Grain sack chair

It was really dirty before although the picture doesn’t show the extent of it.  I gave it a good cleaning before I painted it, but I always feel like paint really washes it clean.

Some pieces I prefer to sand only a little. This chair already had character on its own, so it didn’t need much.


Here it is before I added the stripes.


It needed  a little something more and I think the stripes did the trick.

This is my DIY chalk paint with ASCP in Duck Egg blue for the accent color. I used frog tape for my stripes.




I love how it turned out.  This will be going in my boys’ bathroom. I’ll be sharing that soon.

This little pillow below is one of two I found at Pier 1 about twelve or so years ago.


Painted grain sack chair


I hope you like it as much as I do.

Thanks again for the visit, come by anytime!





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  1. What a cutie of a chair now. Great job.

  2. How adorable! Love the stripes- they make the piece!! I’m impressed they’re so straight too.

    If I am not mistaken, I think it’s a chair for a vanity- generally the kidney shaped kind you put a skirt on.

  3. Very cute chair…but where do you put the grain?? 🙂 Also, if you have a 12-year-old pillow that still looks that nice, you’re just plain mean. 😉


    • Lol! That pillow used to have beautiful tassels made of shells on the corners and they are almost gone! I just threw this in the wash so it was close by for the picture 🙂

  4. You did a great job refinishing and painting that chair. It’s going to look great in the bathroom!

  5. What a unique little “half” chair…I love the sweet shape of that little guy!

  6. I have a little half chair just like yours. It has been in the family for at least three generations and I believe started life as a dressing table chair, has sat as a shoe bench in the back hall, served as a seat at a sewing machine table. Hardest working member of the family!

  7. Pretty cute, Christy! That stripe is just what your little half chair needed!! I have so many chairs, … I just might “borrow” your idea! Thanks for letting us know you used Duck Egg. I was wondering when I saw the first picture.

    Have a great day!

  8. Of course, I love this chair…especially with the “glam!”

  9. Love your grain sack painted chair. It is such an easy….yet brilliant idea.

    Totally pinned! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Happy day!

  10. Adorable makeover, as always Christy! And yes, this one would look really cute in my home too 🙂 It actually gives me some ideas for an old neglected chair I have just sitting around {pun intended}!!

  11. Who knew there was such a fabulous chair hiding inside those old relics! I adore this chair makeover!!!! What a great chair! Thanks for sharing your grain sack painted chair at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  12. Love the chair!!! Pinning.

  13. I love that chair! The grain sack lines are perfect!
    Thank you for linking up to my Furniture and Paint Party


  14. That is such a cute little chair 🙂

  15. Great make over, love the style and shape. The grain sack stripes really give it personality plus. I love all your projects and your blog. Happy days ahead.

  16. I love the chair! What a great idea!! I can’t wait to do this to some of my chairs!! Thanks for the inspiring post Christy 🙂

    Jen Taylor

  17. Oh wow, what an adorable transformation! I love the stripes.

  18. How sweet….love it!

  19. I love what you have done. You should come show off your creativity at our link party.
    The party will not be the same without you!

  20. Wow! The chair came out amazing. I am so happy to find your blog thanks to those linky parties I just discovered.
    I will make sure to check your page often.
    Thanks Bryn from Massachusetts

    • Hi Bryn! I’m so glad you found me! Those linky parties are addictive…I get on and before I know it, an hour has gone by! Thanks for the sweet comment on my chair and I do hope you’ll come back and visit often. XO

  21. I love this idea! The stripe is such a simple detail… but I immediately knew what you were referencing. Love!

  22. Hey there! The chair is great! What a great find! Confession of my own – I hope to copy you! I just painted some chairs black and added some glitter, only now the hubby wants the chairs for his workshop…. glitter not cutting it for him! So maybe he’d like your idea of grain sack stripes!

    Have a great weekend, Julia

    • Okay so I just hopped over to check out your chairs and they would be perfect done with the “grain sack”! Although, I really like them in black as well. Since they live in the basement anyway, they can be your experiment chairs 🙂

  23. Beautiful job. Don’t forget to link up to The DIY’ers.

  24. I <3 grain sacks and stripes and your chair! Pinned

  25. Its my first time on your blog, I’ll definitely stop by more often! What a genious idea….and I agree with Julie I think the men in our life would even appreciate this. Thanks for the post!!

  26. I looove it! You considered so little details that makes it so gorgeous!!! Pining!!!


  27. I have a chair very similar to yours that I bought long ago at a flea market and agree that it is for a dressing table. I’ve used it in one of the bathrooms for years, still wood finish, but have been thinking of painting it forever. Maybe now I’ll be inspired to get out the paint!

    • At least this gives you an idea of what it looks like painted. Yours is probably in better shape than mine was before. I felt like it needed a good coat of paint to breathe new life into it. Now I love it! Thanks so much for visiting, Connie 🙂

  28. Cute, cute chair. Great simple idea for the grain sack design. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Cute chair re-do! Love the grain sack stripes. I’m a regular follower, but this time I am visiting via Kammy’s Korner Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday links. Hope you’ll stop by Altered Artworks and say hello.

  30. Love your chair! How pretty! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  31. I LOVE LOVE your adorable little chair Christy!! What a fun shape it is- and the striping is perfect. You really can’t go wrong with duck egg blue striping like that. So pretty:)
    Thanks so much for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week – hope to see you back again next week!!

  32. I bought a sweet project chair at an estate sale last summer that has just been sitting in our barn waiting for inspiration. I can safely say inspiration has struck! I am pinning this for sure 🙂


  33. Hi Christy, love your grain sack striped white chair. I am enjoying painting various things with grain stripe too. If I can’t find the real deal I can make a faux.

  34. Hi Christy, thank you so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link Up, it’s just wonderful! I have an old chair from childhood I might try this on, if it wouldn’t give my mom a heart attack to paint it, ha ha. I didn’t see my party button among the others – did it not work? I used a “button generator” to create it, so I don’t know if it’s right or not, let me know if you tried it and it didn’t work and I’ll have to spend yet another hour on it…. Thanks again and I hope to see you any Tuesday you have a vintage/antiques/history post to share! -Dawn @ We Call It

  35. Your chair turned out super cute! Love the color choices too!

  36. What a lovely project! I have lots of old chairs that I’ve accumulated over time, and you’ve inspired me to get out the paint! I just love the stripes, they make all the difference…


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