Oh Christmas Chair

This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!

Hello lovely people! Welcome to Themed Furniture Thursday! Every month I, along with several of my favorite blogging buddies, makeover a piece of furniture to fit a particular theme. Any idea what this month’s theme was by seeing the preview picture?

Red! The color red is this month’s theme. This was a really tough one for me because I don’t have anything red in my house, and it totally doesn’t suit my style…with one exception…at Christmas time!

I had the perfect piece of furniture for a Christmas makeover:

Christmas chair before

This little chair was originally painted by my Mom. She had it stored in her attic and when she pulled it out, realized that the red stain beneath had bled through in several places. She gave it to me to fix up for my booth.

And fix it up is what I did…

Christmas Chair

How cute is that?

This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!

Of course it wasn’t bad before, just too hard to cover the bleed through without messing up the design on the top. This was a perfect solution!

The chair was already painted a creamy white, so I taped off the legs and the back…


And gave it three coats of Behr’s Cherry Cobbler, which I made into chalk paint.

I found this clip art online after searching for “Merry Christmas Clip Art”:

Merry Christmas Clip Art

It was perfect for the seat. I transferred the outline of the letters using the chalk method seen in this post, and painted it in with watered down chalk paint.

I sanded, then sealed the whole chair with clear soft wax.

This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!

I love how it turned out, I was planning to stick to a neutral theme for Christmas decorating this year, but I might have to change that so I can include this sweet chair!

This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!


This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!

My four-year old was so excited to see presents! He would be very disappointed to find a box of light bulbs under that brown wrap! Ha ha!

This little chair got a sweet Christmas Makeover!

Hope you enjoyed this little Christmas Inspired makeover!

If you enjoy good before and afters, here are some of my previous Themed Furniture Thursday posts!

Themed Furniture Makeovers

1. $5 Yard Sale Chair Makeover  (Bold)

2. Mini Drop Cloth Rosette Stool  (Travel)

3. Flower Stenciled Side Table  (Flowers)

4. Thrift Store Side Table Goes Glam (Metallic)

5. Duck Egg Blue and White China Cabinet (Two-toned)

6. Sewing Chair with a Secret Drawer  (Numbers)

7. Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart (Decoupage)

8. Desk with French Graphics (Letters)


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  1. kristen ayers says

    sooooooo cute!….and totally inspiring 🙂

  2. Oh that chair turned out perfect! What a great makeover!

  3. Such a cute makeover! I saw the “before” on G+ I was thinking it was a mistake, since the chair was so pretty with its nautical star, but how fun is this Christmas chair? Adorable! This would be a fun chair for the grandkids to sit up on at the counter to help Grandma make Christmas cookies.

  4. Adorable Christy! This months theme is right up my alley because red happens to be my favorite color. Can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with.

  5. I LOVE IT!!!

  6. This chair belongs in Santa’s workshop for the the elves. Its so classy and cute! I’m thinking Macy’s Christmas Catalog! Great job.

  7. Not only is the lettering perfect but those candy cane stripes! Oh, this is so fun 🙂

  8. So cute! I can see this in someone’s kitchen for Christmas. I’ll bet that your mom might want it back now!

  9. What a cheery chair! I especially like the candy cane-like legs. I don’t blame your little guy for getting excited! :o)

    • Thanks, Larissa…as we speak those presents are still sitting on the fireplace and they are still wrapped! Amazing! I’m thinking I might be able to put wrapped presents under the tree this year after all.:)

  10. A chair with legs that long was made to have candy cane stripes. *love*

  11. A seat for Santa! Love it! Jeanette

  12. This is just too cute! What a great job. You are very creative! I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! The party is all about celebrating our wonderful everyday life!

  13. Christy,
    This is adorable!!! It is perfect by the fireplace. Well done as always!

  14. Too cute!!! Wow, clip art has come a long way, hasn’t it?! This looks so good!

  15. This is so so so so so so cute. Did I say “so” enough times? It makes me want to grab my pair of chairs I painted about a year ago and give them the same treatment. 😛


  16. Judy Alexander says

    The Christmas Chair is so perfect. I would love it in my red accent kitchen. You could add a cushion when Christmas is over. I just love it.

  17. Beautiful! Love it Love it!!


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