Hello amazing friends! I’m back with a super simple chair makeover today! Jack came home to surprise us this weekend, so I played instead of worked lol. So, I’m pulling out a simple past makeover that I love!
Before I get to the makeover though, a huge thank you to all who entered my Ten Year Blogiversary giveaway!
Congratulations to Janice, Gwen, Carol, Randi, and Heather! They have all been notified and have responded. I love saying thank you to y’all with giveaways, so if you didn’t win this time, there will definitely be more giveaways in the future!
On with the show!
This chair is such a simple makeover, but it’s a true favorite for a couple of reasons.
First, it was a great deal at only $5 at the thrift store:
Y’all know I love a deal! I really loved the shape of it, and I knew it would paint up so cute!
Second, it proves that just paint alone can work so much magic!
And, one more reason is that I painted it in my favorite custom Dixie Belle color!
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I started this makeover like all of my makeovers…with a good cleaning using White Lightning.
Just mix one scoop of White Lightning with a half gallon of warm water and you’re ready to go!
Then be sure to swap out your dirty water for clean water and rinse away any residue by giving it another wipe down.
Next, I popped open my small spray shelter and gave this chair a quick spray of Rustoleum spray primer:
This smaller shelter is great for smaller items, but barely held this chair. The medium sized one I have is quite a bit larger.
With chairs and many small things also, I like to start with spray primer just to get a quick coat of paint on. Priming is NOT necessary when using chalk paint; it just reduces the number of coats of paint I will need to brush on, which is a great time-saver!
I knew I wanted to paint this chair in a pretty aqua color, so I combined The Gulf, Vintage Duck Egg Blue, and Cotton right into the crusty Gulf jar:
(I clearly don’t take very good care of my paint containers!)
I love The Gulf, but I didn’t want that bold of a color, so I ended up mixing about 40% The Gulf, 40% Duck Egg Blue, and 20% Cotton to lighten it a little.
(Don’t overthink that… half Gulf, half Duck Egg, and a good splat of Cotton 🙂 )
The result is one of my favorite custom Dixie Belle colors!
I love this color so much, and this is just one coat over the primer:
Chalk paint has a texture to it and just the lightest sanding with 220 grit sandpaper will give your piece a buttery soft finish.
I like to wrap my sandpaper around an old sanding sponge to make it easier to handle:
I used my shop vac and the brush attachment to remove the sanding dust:
To seal and protect the finish, I used Clear Coat in Satin and applied it with the blue sponge applicator:
The sponge works so well on those spindles that would be very awkward with a brush.
You should get many uses out of one sponge. I just clean mine by rinsing well with warm water. Then I squeeze out the excess water with a paper towel and allow it to air dry before putting it away.
This little cutie didn’t need anything more!
A simple paint job can do wonders on the right piece!
This would be super cute in the corner of a bathroom to hold towels or your clean clothes while you shower.
That basket was a another simple paint project. It started out like this:
It was painted in Cotton.
Here’s a closer look at it from another post:
I love a painted basket!
I distressed this chair in all the right places to reveal both the white primer beneath and some of the wood.
Did I mention how much I love this custom color mix?
I hope y’all enjoyed this simple makeover today!
I chose this one to share today because I do love to have fun using lots of things to embellish pieces these days, but there is so much power in paint alone as well!
Here are several more chair makeovers from the past that you might enjoy!
See the afters of all of these chairs HERE!
I’ll be back with the makeover of this very plain mirror on Tuesday:
UPDATE: No need to come back…see how pretty a simple mirror like this can be HERE now!
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Mary Kaiser says
Oh I remember this one also, the color is great! So glad that you got to have Jack home and you had time with your family!!
Thanks, Mary! It is always a treat to have him home, and this was such a nice surprise! XOXO
Rose Lefebvre says
I love the color! I sure wish you lived here in Oregon near me!!
Thank you, Rose! My grandparents lived in Brookings, OR for most of their lives and I got to spend the summer there… lovely! XOXO
Lol, you surprised me. When you said favorite color- I was thinking Cotton or Fluff. This is a pretty turquoise/Caribbean/aqua blue!! It looks inviting.
Ha ha! You know me well, Niki…I do love white, but if I had to pick a vibrant color, it would be this blue for sure! XOXO
Super adorable chair! I love the mix of colors you did.
Thank you, Sandra! XOXO
roe squire says
That is my very favorite color! It’s beautiful on the chair.
Yay! It is such a gorgeous color! Thank you, Roe! XOXO
Gayle Stewart says
Love the chair, Christie! My favorite color is robin’s egg blue. So clearly we are color kindred spirits! Also, I am extremely impressed that you are a neat enough painter to paint in front of a white couch! Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Thank you, Gayle! Ha ha yes we are! I’m surprised the paint didn’t get on anything else… I don’t usually paint in my office, but we were having a new HVAC system installed, so I was kicked out of the garage lol! XOXO
Love the color! You make me want to paint all my breakfast room chairs – they are a mishmash of styles and although I originally painted them a neutral color, I now want to paint them in different colors to go with my Fiestaware. I just haven’t convinced my husband it would look good. I just might have to go ahead and paint them anyway. Lol. Thanks for showing how pretty paint can make furniture look!
Thank you, Cecilia! I think that would be so fun!! Good luck convincing the husband though ha ha! XOXO
Cecilia from Georgia says
The custom color is lovely! Send DB a sample and maybe they will add it to the colors! Name it Christy’s Ocean!
Ooh I love that idea! Thanks, Cecilia! XOXO
Sharon L Austin says
Super cute; like a whole new chair!
Thank you, Sharon! Yes! 🙂 XOXO
I love that color! I have a caned bottom chair that belonged to my great grandmother and it’s that same color.
Thanks, Lynada! I bet it is gorgeous with the caned bottom! XOXO
Michele M. says
HUGE congrats to the winners of your amazing give-away.
And love love LOVE that color on this chair make-over. It’s perfect!
That’s so sweet, Michele! And thank you! I love this color so much. Hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend! XOXO