Guess what day it is? It’s Themed Furniture Thursday! My painting pals and I share a furniture makeover around the third Thursday of every month and this month’s theme is chairs. Pretty simple, right? I chose to redo this little rocking chair I picked up at the thrift store for $4:
A little country charmer at one point, I’m sure.
I decided to give it a shabby little makeover:
I used spray paint for this one. I wasn’t looking forward to painting all the spindly parts and this really had no finish on it. I spray primed first, followed by two coats of Rustoleum’s Blossom White in Satin. Then I gave it a little sanding here and there.
I was originally going to make a chair cushion with a pleated skirt, but I would have had to work around the arms for that, so I decided to add some padding to the seat instead.
This was a piece of scrap linen I had leftover from another project. I used Lesley Riley’s TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) (affiliate link) to transfer these graphics to it.
Just print in the reverse, cut around the edges, and iron to transfer the image. You can see more here where I used this graphic before. I found it online, but it was not linked to anyone. It may have originally come from The Graphics Fairy.
It transferred beautifully to this piece of linen:
Adding the padded seat was simple. I’m not sure how this method would do for an adult-sized piece, but it is perfect for little chairs intended for little behinds!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Here is also my tutorial for making double welting:
I used hot glue to add the welting.
I think this little chair is so sweet now.
I had a few rosettes left over from my Rosette Framed Mirror, so I added them to the back:
This would go perfectly in a room with that mirror!
In case you missed any, here are my previous 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)
9. French Secretary Desk (Inspired By)
There’s so much more inspiration from my talented friends below!
Looking to update a chair anytime soon?
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