Yard Sale Chair Complete!

Jun 5th, 2010

A few days ago I introduced you to this chair that I found at a yard sale. I was ecstatic! It was perfect for my vision and I finally finished it.The chair is solid wood and it was in sturdy shape.

I loved the detail and the legs.

I primed and painted it with KILZ and blue ocean breeze Krylon.

I loved how it was turning out!

Then I used the glazing technique explained in my glazing 101 post found here.

I re-padded the chair because the padding was shot, and I reupholstered the seat with some gray, turquoise, and red fabric I found at JoAnn’s Fabrics. I found it in the canvas home decor section.

I’m in love with the result!

Here is another angle.

Do you like the end result?


  1. Love the color

  2. Love it! Great job!

  3. Love it! did you see mine? I painted it aqua too! Isn't that just the greatest color right now? Marla

  4. I used the same fabric on my chair a few weeks ago. I've gotten so many compliments on it since. I also used the extra fabric to make pillows. Check it out at http://learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com/2010/05/800-chair-face-lift.html

  5. That turned out fantastic!!

  6. Wow, impressive. I am always on the lookout for great chairs to transform but I will admit I don't think I would have seen the potential in that. Fantastic job!!

  7. oh my heck! I have that same fabric to put on a seat to go on a chair painted the same color that is sitting in my garage! :) lol. I'm still debating on if I want to glaze mine…

  8. Awesome, I love it.

  9. Oooh, I am so loving it, especially the color!!!!

  10. The Yoder's Four says:

    I LOVE that fabric!! You have such a good eye for things. Wheres this chair going to go?

  11. Rebecca says:

    I don't LIKE the end result, I LOVE it!!! That chair would look so great in my house :) The color is gorgeous and the fabric you found is perfect. From Trash to Treasure for sure!

  12. Looks great!! I'm just starting to use spray paint and think it takes some skill to use it.

  13. That looks FANTASTIC!!

  14. Love it!

  15. It is stunning! Makes me want to paint my next project turquoise!

  16. I love the fabric and the paint color! I may just have to copy cat you with the chair I have to re-do. :) Brook

  17. this chair is total perfection. i love how you do everything in that blue/turquoise color. its my favorite color of all time! i love all of your ideas.

  18. LOVE it! excellent choice in color and fabric :)

  19. I am soooo addicted to aqua right now! It would look perfect in my studio :)

  20. Love love love love love it! Super adorable. I'm going to go check out your glazing tutorial — I've been on a search for that technique for a desk transformation I'm planning. Anyway, thanks for sharing. Super cute!

  21. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy says:

    I love how it turned out! What a difference! Nice work!

  22. i love this! i have a very similar chair and rolltop desk that i hope to redo soon and i'll definitely be using your glazing technique!

  23. You have great ideas on how to make Kitschy furniture pretty. I think my favourite post so far it the headboard panels. I`d love to do this but I don`t have a wall…any suggestions…

  24. HELP! I have a whole dining room set to paint and I'm starting to worry! I thought I was good with spray paint, but the few things I have made over with spray paint have either crackled or bubbled up. What am I doing wrong? I feel like I sand enough…but I dont use primer.
    I know I will need to for my dining room set…but what is my problem!? Any suggestions would be so wonderful! LUV your blog..I read it every day!!!!!

  25. I LOVE this chair! The color is fantastic :)

  26. I wish you would have posted this a couple of weeks ago! I just finished reupholstering my kitchen chairs and I love this fabric way more than the one I used! Bummer!

  27. i am just getting ready to get 4 chairs paint it, i found them in the DI yesterday, i am so excited to get start it, i got some yummy colors, i hope i can do a good job, i need all the help i can get, ideas? let me know :0), i am so excited to to be a follower!

  28. Oh my gosh, THAT FABRIC!!!! It would look so fabulous in my family room. Love the chair too! :)

  29. LOVE that chair!!! Great job!!

  30. VERY cool! I just love old chairs like this done up in fun colors and patterns. Great job!

  31. Does anyone have the name/SKU for this fabric? I went to JoAnn's this weekend to get it and didn't see anything remotely similar. I hope I'm not too late!

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