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Thrift Store Chair Makeover


I wanted to swap out my old glass round dining table and metal chairs for wood. I wanted to do it on a budget – it’s more fun that way, so I started looking for chairs and a table I could refinish to my liking.  I went to my local Hospice Thrift store and found 4 ugly green chairs that were $19.99 on sell for 50% off!!!  I knew I didn’t want to spend more than $10 for each chair – SCORE!!!  Here is my makeover.  BTW, still searching for the table, I may just have to make my own.  I don’t want to spend over $100. on the table.

They started out as a faded looking hunter green color with icky seats.

The chairs were a faded shade of hunter green. I had to wash and sand them real well before I could start painting.

The cushions looked pretty rough


The cushions were in pretty good shape, just badly stained.

took them apart, washed and sanded each chair and then spray painted 4 light coats of this happy yellow color.

I spray painted them with four thin coats of this happy yellow color.

all painted and ready to put together

all painted and ready to put together!

TA-DA!!  Happy chairs!!

TA-DA!! Happy chairs!!

LOVE the outdoor fabric I found to recover the cushions.

LOVE the outdoor fabric I found to cover the cushions. Easy to keep clean. I had enough fabric left over so I made four placemats to match.




I was bored yesterday so I was digging around the house to see what I could work on.  I found some old tacky plastic Christmas platters up in a cabinet and thought “hhhmmm, there’s a start!”

Pet Bed


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I was on Face Book and saw a picture posted of a pet bed made from a TV set.  (not sure who to give the original credit to)  I just happened to have one up in a closet so I thought I would give it a try!  It’s not done yet, but I thought I would share what I have so far.

Mason Jars and Vases


There’s no end to what you can do with Mason jars and old vases you have around the house.  I wrapped them in string, rubber bands and even tape – put about 3 thin coats of spray paint, remove the wrappings and TA DA!  On the vases I used two different colors that blended well together.  I love how they turned out.  I stuck some candles in them and they look beautiful!  The Mason jars go with us camping – just the right touch for the great outdoors.