Hi friends! Welcome to thrifty makeover #16! I’ve so enjoyed spending every day here with you this month, if only I could keep it up!
Today I’m sharing a furniture makeover, and I hope you love today’s makeover as much as I do!
I found this table and chair at the Salvation Army last year and they have been buried in my garage ever since.
I spied the table almost right away and I loved it. I’m not sure why. The two chairs were nearby and looked like a good match. Furniture was half off that day, so I ended up getting all three pieces for $65! They hardly ever do that anymore it seems. I think they just had too much furniture at the time and were trying to clear some space…lucky me!
Are you ready to see what I possibly could have done with this set?
Quite a difference, right? It looked very masculine before, but not anymore!
I imagine this in an office, even though it has no drawers. It has a nice large surface to spread out on. When I started painting it and turned it on its side to paint the underside that shows, I saw that it’s labeled as a “Chart Table”. Very cool.
The French writing adds the perfect finishing touch!
I used my favorite transfer method and blockposters.com to add the graphics.
This graphic like most is from The Graphics Fairy. She has a ton of fantastic graphics that are free to download.
Here it is before I added stripes…very plain.
The base is Behr’s Cottage White (my favorite!) that I made into Chalk paint using this recipe.
The stripes were taped off using frog tape for delicate surfaces. (Regular frog tape works fine, I already had this kind.)
Then I painted them in with Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey, another favorite!
Do you love the fabric on the chairs?
Want to know my secret for finding beautiful fabric for projects such as this?
Curtain panels from Homegoods/TJ Maxx:
There are two 84″ panels here for $19.99. I could easily have covered three chair cushions with one panel.
I also added piping for a finished detail. (My sew and NO sew tutorial gives you step by step for making piping…easy!)
Here is the chair before:
My dining room table is squished into the kitchen ha ha! I really should put wheels on that poor thing as much as I drag it out of the way for pictures! I almost always use my dining room since it gets the most light.
I just love how this set turned out.
Now I have a space in my garage for something else to work on. Time to go treasure hunting! 🙂
Come back tomorrow to see what I did to this little figurine:
See ya then!
UPDATE: See how I updated this little fella HERE now!
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