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08 April 2009

Chair makeovers and more finds

Thank you all so much for the blog love I received from my first Pink Saturday post, I am so thrilled there are so many of you who love pink just like me!!!!

I was browsing through my pictures and found this project I worked on a year ago.... I had bought a director's chair at a garage sale, so I gave it a makeover! First, I dyed the white canvas a bright pink, then I used those new Clorox bleach pens to write some french sayings. It only takes a few minutes to fade the color... I loved how it turned out!!









































I decided to give the same treatment to a couple of beach chairs I had in the garage. This time, I used a sharpie pen in a metallic gold color to write french words, then used coffee and brushed it onto the canvas, going back a second time in random spots to give it a more uneven look!! I really like the results!! You can see the before and after....


































This last weekend we had some beautiful weather, so in addition to some well needed yard work, I did manage to go to a local flea market and estate sales. Here are some of my finds!

































At the estate sale I spotted this old springboard, and the price was unrefusable!!!! It rode home with me on top of my car!























Finally, I was thrilled to find this gorgeous vintage rose painting with frame on Ebay for only $26!! These paintings are harder and harder to find and they usually go for a ton of money, so I think I lucked out! I am working on some other projects that I hope to share with you soon!




















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  2. The pink chair makeover is so clever! And I so love the armchair!!!Do you think to re- make it, too??
    Hugs,
    Monicax.

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  3. You never stop to amaze me: You have such talent!!
    Yeah, do a makeover on the arm chair!!! I have a similar one, but haven't been brave enough to reupholster or do a slipcover yet!
    Thanks for the great ideas on the bleach pen!
    Hugs,
    Sylvi

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  4. I love the Green dresser! I'm looking for something JUST like that! WOW you got a lot of great finds!

    Hugs, Lisa

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  5. Wonderful stuff! I love the idea with the bleach pen writings...what are you going to do with the springs? Happy Spring! Laura

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  6. Very creative on the chairs! My favorite find is the green looking chest of drawers. Love it! Happy Easter! ~Mindy

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  7. A bleach pen - who knew? What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. Love the chair with french writing, such a great idea - thank you for sharing. Wonderful estate sale finds and those flower pictures on Ebay, what a great buy!
    ~Tracie

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  9. That chair idea is too cool! I think I will try that on some I have. Thanks so much for your comment!

    Nancy

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  10. I love your ideas. The chairs with the French words are great. Your creativity amazes me. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What great idea for those chairs. Love your botanical prints, and I am wondering what do you have in store for that boxspring. Is it for a bad or is your creative little mind imagining some other purpose for it? If have a great eye for furniture. xox Isabel

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  12. i was never much of a pink girl but between what i see you and cindy do to with the color pink i am becoming quite fond of it! and the simplest idea of dying and writing french...brilliant! i just don't get that far on my art projects anymore. i have an idea and flits by like a hummingbird in my brain. maybe i will see you next saturday...? :)

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  13. Great finds. Cannot wait to go yard sailing (sic!) Have a great day!

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  14. The chairs are great! Can't wait to hear what you will do with the springboard.

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  15. Bravo! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chair ideas. I'm going to give it a try...if I'm able to find those types of chairs!

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  16. Love the chair makeover projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Those chairs are very creative! I have a goal to re-cover a few deckchairs for our garden, and you've given me some great ideas about how to go about it. Thanks!

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  18. So much fun looking through all of the goodies. The chairs are beautiful. Modern and antique at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Sorry I missed you Birthday Isabel! Happy Birthday! I was in Texas. Brings back memories when my children made me breakfast in bed! I miss that so much!
    Theresa

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  21. YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THAT CHAIR.I LOVE YOUR PAITNING AND YOUR FINDS.I AM A THRIFTING OHOLIC TOO.AIN'T IT FUN,HAHA...ANN

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