Wednesday, January 19, 2011

goodwill hunting.....

i scored this chair at the goodwill last fall for $4.99.  it reminded me of a kings throne 
(i don't know why, it just did)
it had a pleather dark green seat cover that was ripped 
and some structural issues.
but it had some really nice lines and some cool detailing on the back.

i sanded it down and filled the defects.  the hubster primed it with kilz spray paint...
and then sprayed it rustoleum aqua.
it was a little bright so i brought it down with a light coat of sepia glaze
made by mixing ralph lauren glaze with some brown acrylic paint. 
i found some fabric in the clearance bin at joann's fabric and recovered the seat.  when i removed the ugly green pleather cover, the padding was in good shape.  i threw it into the washer and ran it through a hand wash cycle and air dried it.
the glazing gave it a very subtle color that toned down the aqua really well.
i love the way it turned out.  and for five dollars,
what a bargain....

have a happy wednesday!!


Musings Of A Gem said...

Wow I really love it! You really inspire me to find some of my own 'junk' and make it special heehee!!!

I just don't know where to look here. We don't have flea markets or yard sales. We have carboot sales in the spring/summer so will have to hunt something down there.

Gemma x

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Amy K @ Chestnut Tree Lane said...

This is a beauty! Beautiful color choice with the glaze and fabric... homerun.
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