A few years ago, I had scads (does anyone still use that word?) of old chairs that I’d picked up, primarily at auctions. I was on a repurposed chair kick , so most of them were turned into new creations, but I still have just a few left that I’ve never done anything with.
I have no idea what possessed me to buy 2 of these chairs, because they aren’t my style at all, but I did. I think they must have been really inexpensive, because I can’t think of any other reason. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with this style of chair, but it has a very mid-century look which just doesn’t suit my home or personal taste.
They were both in pretty good condition, except the seat cushions were very stained and faded. I spotted some fabric with old pocket watches on it, and thought that if I painted the frame and recovered the seat cushion, it might make me like them.
It didn’t work. I still just didn’t like them.
When my mom came to visit, she took one of them back home with her, and I parked this one out in my workshop and forgot about it for several years. It got buried under a mountain of other junk that is waiting to be worked on.
But then springtime arrived this yar, and with it I started seeing lots of flower projects pop up on Pinterest I spotted several chair flower planters and decided to see if I would like the chair any better with a new paint job, and pretty blooms in it.
I repainted the frame, using the same pretty yellow paint color that I used on a doll cradle (seen here). The color is called Prairie Sunset, from Fusion Mineral Paint. I don’t have anything yellow in my home, but I love this color. It’s a very cheerful yellow, without being too bright.
I used just the right side of my Vaughan’s Seed Store stencil design (available here) to embellish the top of the chair back.
I already had a wire flower basket that was just the right size to fit into the seat opening. My husband screwed one small piece of wood inside to hold it in place.
I took these photos a few days ago, and since then the flowers are really bursting out into full bloom, so I know it will look even pretty once they fill out more.
You can see more of my Furniture Makeover projects here.
Speaking of my line of stencils, in the next few weeks I’ll have 3 new designs available! I can’t wait to show them to you.
On another note, if you recall, a few weeks ago I shared some printable antique milk cap images and mentioned that I was working on a project using one of those images.
Well, I’m a new contributor for Gail over at My Repurposed Life, and you’ll find my full tutorial for this project HERE. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I hope you enjoy the tutorial.
Have a great weekend!