Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Bold New Chair

I've been painting away on some "diamonds in the rough" items this week! The weather has been beautiful so I was taking advantage of it! Rain and possibly snow in the forecast for the next few days. Boo.

I did a fun out of the ordinary makeover to share with you today.
I got this chair at an auction for $2 and it's been sitting in my garage for about a year waiting for me...

It's old and pretty but it's short. LOL It appears her legs have been chopped off. But I thought she would be the perfect chair to have sitting out by our fire pit.


I washed her all up and yes, I went BOLD! I got some free paint at my local salvage center last fall and this color has been waiting for me to use for months. But I was scared. I play it safe with white, black, red...never teal! But my fear is over with.

I simply adore my new chair.


I even tried to apply stain to her but had to paint over what I stained because I loved the boldness of the piece. Now when we're playing in the yard, the color always catches my eye. I'm so glad I took a chance. It's just paint right?


Do you dare to go bold?! Come on...try it! You might surprise yourself, like I did. :)

And yes, my hubby is happy to have more room in the garage.

33 comments:

  1. Love this! It's such a neat chair, and the color is my favorite. Good job!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  2. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has treasures tucked away for a while until inspiration strikes. And this really is a treasure - it is the PERFECT color!

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  3. Morning K. Love the bones of that old chair. Don't you wonder who sat in it, and what was going on in their lives. What was they thinking? Happy thoughts or sadness in their hearts? Oh well,,, I could ramble on, I think like that. Love the color. I am seeing more items painted that pretty bright color. Good idea. I am sure you will enjoy it. Have a great day.

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  4. I LOVE this chair, Kindra. Perfect color. I don't dare to go bold, but I just might have to try. How did you clean it up first? I just picked up some old shutters that have been sitting outside at a salvage yard, and I don't even know where to begin.

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  5. Love the chair!! I am dying to go bold but my boldness has alluded me.... I shall put it on my To Do list - Must Find Boldness....

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  6. Yes that is bold but if you like it, that is all that matters! And it's outside. Mother Nature will tame it soon enough. ;-)

    I one felt red was bold and now I can't live without it. It's good to change things up once in awhile!!

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  7. Love the chair! I think the chair would look awesome with a big pot of red flowers!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  8. Love the chair Kindra! And the color seems to be perfect for that chair.

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  9. What a cheery chair! I love it Kindra! And what a bright, happy spot it is in sitting in amongst your rocks! By the way..... YOU rock! And I told you not to say the SN** word!!! Have a great day my friend! Hugs! ~Sarah~

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  10. That color looks familiar! I've been using it a lot lately! :-)
    Thanks for stopping by Little Lucy Lu and for leaving a comment ... it means a lot!
    ~Bec :-)

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  11. I love this color and the look of the low rider chair.. LOL

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  12. I love it! I bet it looks beautiful against the colors of nature. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. So pretty...and the color is perfect!

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  14. So pretty!!!
    Love the colour..it has personality girl!!! :)
    You're going to be "sitting in-style"!!!

    Deborah xoxo

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  15. Oooh, I LOVE it! Love the color and love the weathered look.

    You're more than welcome to link it up at my Sunburnt Cow link party. :)

    http://sunburntcowhandmadeshop.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunburnt-cow-link-party-5.html

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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  16. I just love the teal! It is perfect..now to find others to make to match.

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  17. very very cute! I really like the color too!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  18. Hey Kindra,
    Thanks for posting, this chair rocks my life. I am so glad to have talked with you a bit, and thank you so much for hosting the super cool under $10 party!
    Erin
    alittlesomething2.blogspot.com
    p.s. I followed your blog, too!!! LOVE it.

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  19. I LOVE that chair!!!!!!!
    What a fabulous color!!

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  20. Fabulous! Love the chair and love the color! Thanks for sharing, Deb

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  21. This is one of my very favorite colors, love it! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  22. LOVE this chair! I think teal is my new favourite colour!

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  23. Cute chair! I love the color :) I should really try to experiment with bright colors in our house :)

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