Hello dear friends and happy Sunday!! All this week I am going to bring you the Posts of Christmas Past!
The minute I finished my last bite of Turkey, the attic stairs were flung open and Christmas bins were being thrown down! I need to let Thanksgiving have its day, but then it is GAME ON!
While I continue to deck the halls around here, I will be sharing some fun holiday oldies!
I’m starting with this super old chair project from way back in 2014:
This little chair was originally painted by my Mom. She had it stored in her attic and when she pulled it out, she realized that the red stain beneath had bled through in several places.
She offered it to me to fix up for my booth.
And fix it up is what I did! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
It wasn’t bad before, just too hard to cover the bleed-through without messing up the design on the top, so I had another idea.
Since the chair was already painted a creamy white, I taped off the legs and the back…
I gave it three coats of Behr’s Cherry Cobbler, which I made into DIY chalk paint. This was long before I discovered Dixie Belle, but Honky Tonk Red is very similar or Barn Red if you like your red with just a touch of black in it.
I found this clip art online while searching for “Merry Christmas Clip Art”:
It was perfect for the seat. I transferred the outline of the letters using the chalk method seen in this super ancient post and painted it in with watered down chalk paint. (Today, I would use acrylic craft paint as it goes on a bit more smoothly for these small details.)
I sanded, then sealed the whole chair with clear wax.
Much cuter as a Christmas chair, don’t you think?
I love the stripes!
So fun and petite enough to store away after the holidays!
At the time, I decorated with a more neutral palette, but I love pops of red for Christmas now, so I wish I had this back!
Brennan was only four when I originally shared this chair and he was so excited to see presents! He would have been very disappointed to find a box of light bulbs under that brown wrap! Ha ha!
Hope you enjoyed this little Christmas-inspired furniture makeover!
I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I did with these mason jar lids and a just a few more supplies:
I hope to see you then!
UPDATE: Mason Jar Lids never looked so cute! See them HERE now!
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