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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Goodwill Kid's Chair Make-Over

A few months ago I took the baby out for a run (um... a brisk walk if we're being honest) in her jogger and spied two adorable vintage wooden children's chairs at a garage sale for $3.00 apiece. I told myself I could come back and get them after my "run". When I came back a half hour later they were gone. I wanted to kick myself until my brains turned black and blue. I've never stopped regretting it.

Thank the HEAVENS I made it up to myself by finding this little treasure at the local Goodwill.



And it was marked down from its original price!


Of course, it was not without its "issues". It was cracking and peeling in a few places.




I spray-painted my new best friend with Rustoleum's Heirloom White. Gosh I love that color.



And it became gorgeous!




But it still had its damage. And the second the chair came home Annalise believed it was a special jungle gym made just for her, so I didn't want her to scrape herself on it. I didn't know what to do other than cover it up!



So I bought some foam. (Funny story: I bought the foam at Joann's. The checker went to charge me. I noticed she hadn't taken the coupon I had laid on the counter. "Oh, did I get my discount?" I asked her. "Whoopsie," she said, looking at the receipt she was about to hand me. "I was supposed to take 50% off. Instead I just charged you $.50. My mistake. Here you go!" YIPPEE!) I took the chair apart and traced the seat onto the foam.




I used my electric knife to cut a smooth edge along the lines.




Then I glued them together. Perfect fit!



Using my staple gun, I covered it with this gorgeous fabric from Joann's. I love the sweet vintage-y look of it.




I also love that it's pink and so feminine but not so bold as to be distracting in pictures.



All done!!




Bear in mind that I had no idea what I was doing and made it up as I went along. But the important thing is: the little lady approves. :)


 


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43 comments:

  1. Love it! And your little princess is just beautiful!

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  2. A great fix - and what a deal!! Your little girl is so cute!

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  3. How adorable! I love the fabric!

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  4. Great job, it looks gorgeous, bravo:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  5. LOVING your blog! I came over from One Pretty Thing and have been having fun browsing around! I'm following you now!

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  6. Just beautiful! Stunning fabric. All it needed was a little love and care. Great work and Fantastic Blog! xo

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  7. I totally have sheets with that exact (or strangely close to) print! Loooove it.
    That chair. Oh, that chair.
    It is soooo sweet.

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  8. I love the chair just as much as I did the chalk board!! But neither one of them stand a candle next to that cutie pie!! :)

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  9. Great way to cover the seat flaw- I don't think I would've thought of that. Perfect for a little girl's room!

    -Jami @ AnOregonCottage

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  11. Aww...that is SO cute! I love it! Looks like the little one loves it too...perfect size for her! :)

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  12. Very cute and I like how you addressed the peeling up issue! Love the fabric and I'll bet your daughter gets a lot of enjoyment out of it. I was lucky enough to find 4 child size Windsor chairs and a round table. Once I clean and sand a bit they are getting a coat of Heirloom White, too. Isn't that a great white?

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  13. That is adorable! I love your blog. I'm new at blogging, my daughter got me started to show off my jewelry and stuff. And I love a great bargain find as well but yeah, when you see something and you wait & then go back to get it, it's usually gone. I've learned that many a time. :)

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  14. Very cute and so is that model! :)

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  15. Such a cute little chair. I love the fabric you used. I don't know what it is about JoAnn's, but they mess up with the pricing and receipts almost every time I go in there. At least your sales person sounded nice. I usually get the teenagers who argue with me and expect me just to pay for their mistakes.

    The picture of your daughter in the chair is preccious!

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  16. You made that chair so pretty! I am looking for a small chair as well for my daughter's little desk-hope I luck up like you did at Goodwill!

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  17. WONDERFUL makeover! The bottom picture with your little girl is adorable :) Thanks for linking up another fun project to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions.

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  18. You did a great job...I brought home a similar chair and my husband said, Not again! Can't we just buy something new?
    Kristina J.

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  19. Awesome job!! And I too love Heirloom white, its the best color!! :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  20. So cute! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
    I can't wait to see what you have next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  22. Oh, that is adorable! Nice job!

    Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  24. cute!! not only do i have the same chair (plus one) & table but also an Analiese!! lol. amy

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  25. I love that you added the fabric covered foam to it! It completely makes the chair.

    You also have quite the cute little model there :)

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  26. LOVE the chair, doesn't hurt that you have a super cute model!

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  27. Great chair make over! Love the fabric. I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party.

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

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  28. What a darling little chair for a darling little girl!!!! Love your blog...so I'm going to follow along with you!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  29. What a sweet little chair, and the fabric on the cushion is just perfect for it. Love it!

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  30. adorable little chair, and so is your little girl

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  31. Soooo super cute!! And 50 cents...?! AWESOME!! :)


    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)

    http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/

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  32. That padding really MAKES it! Just adorable! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  33. I love it! And your daughter is adorable!

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  34. Phenomenal job and hurray for the price at Joanne's! The chair turned out gorgeous, definitely in awe at your craftiness!

    Kerri
    NewParent.com

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  35. omg this is fantastic, i love how you repurpose it.
    I am inviting you to come and link with us every Wednesday's, to our party so our reader can see your ART!
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2010/11/fall-grace-and-blowout-linky-party.html
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  36. Oh My this is absolutly `Gorgeous` I love it.....such a cutie patootie too..TFI:)
    Thanks for linking up tp PA such a pleasure:) xxx

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