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!
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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.
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 clearly don’t take very good care of my paint containers!)
(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:
To get a distressed look, hit the edges a bit more heavily. If you prefer a non-distressed look, these fine grit sanding sponges will give you that super smooth finish without distressing.
I used my shop vac and the brush attachment to remove the sanding dust:
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!
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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