Beginner Makeover for Thrifted Chairs. I saw four wooden chairs in our local Goodwill store. Two of the four needed extensive repairs. But the other two WERE MINE. I paid around five dollars each for them. They were so sturdy and this was right before Thanksgiving and I knew people looked for extra chairs in their homes for the holidays.
The first thing we did was clean them and then paint them with white chalk paint. I was going to use dark antiquing wax to make them look aged and distressed. But after sanding them, I knew they needed a second coat and then clear wax. I used Rustoleum Chalk Paint and Valspar Sealing Wax. Click here for my affiliate links.
I don’t have any pictures BEFORE I painted them. But, just think BROWN.
Below are the pictures of the finished chairs. First we just put them in our booth with brown accents. We were about to decorate for Christmas so we left them like this for a week.
A week later we decorated for Christmas. And within two and a half weeks they were sold. That’s pretty good turnover for our booth.
The owner of the Vintage Market where we have our booth, said a lady came in looking for a small table with two chairs. She found a table at another booth and then our two chairs matched it perfectly. It was meant to be. She even bought the pillows.
So don’t be afraid to paint. Thrifted chairs turn shabby chic or cottage chic. I do recommend just lightly sanding before you paint. But if you use chalk paint, you may find it isn’t necessary. Use your own judgement.
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Here is another post about how we painted a coffee table. Very similar process with the same supplies. CLICK HERE to read about “Cottage Style Coffee Table”.
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