Green Chair Re-Do

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was pretty quiet…football game, dinner with friends, quiet Sunday.  I’m not sure it gets any better than that…unless I added thrift store shopping and garage selling!  I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in waaay over my head with projects! Yikes!

My BFF and I have a Christmas boutique we are/have been getting ready for the last few months…we thought we would have tons of time this summer to work on everything…guess what? Summer is GONE and we are in CRUNCH TIME mode.

I’m excited to show you some of our stuff we are re-doing…I’ll make it an effort to take some pics tomorrow and post a few.  We are making some headway.  Anyway, I’m trying to stay out of the thrift stores!!!!!

Awhile back, I purchased 2 chairs for $7.50 each.  I finished the red one in Annie Sloan’s Emperor’s Silk(which is gonna kill me to part with).  You can see it HERE.

I’m almost done with the green one.  I used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Olive Green. I just have clear wax on it right now.  Still debating about adding the dark wax to it.  I love the red tones of the wood under  Olive Green.  Once the clear wax dries, I’ll buff it out and maybe put a little dark wax on and see if it changes the undertones of the wood…I can always wipe it off!

Here is what the chair looked like when I brought it home.

Here is what it looks like now (with 1 coat of Annie Sloan’s Olive Green Chalk Paint and Clear Wax).

I’ve had this fabric FOREVER and knew that someday I could use it on something.  Not bad for $7.50, a little bit of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, wax and elbow grease!  I ♥ thrift stores!!!!

PS Update on bathroom re-do….nothing.  Nada.  Not one thing has been changed or finished…hopefully we’ll get a few things done this week.  Cross your fingers and your knees and toes!!!!

I’m linking here:
MONDAY
Newbies Party @ Debbie-debbiedoos
Craft O Maniac Monday @ Craftomaniac

Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou

Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle

Craft Cat Walk @ Embellishing Life Every Day

Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ House In Roses

Motivate Me Monday @ Crafts Keep Me Sane

Mod Mix Monday@ Mod Vintage Life

Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff

TUESDAY
Twice Owned Tuesday @ Creating a House of Grace

Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Sassy Sites

So Creative Party @ So Very Creative

One Project At A Time @ A Bowl Full Of Lemons

Tutorials and Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z

Running With Glitter Link Party @ Running With Glitter

Creative Link Party @ Today’s Creative Blog

Who’s Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting

A Little Birdie Told Me  Tuesday @ Rook No 17

Tuesday Confessional @ Crafty Confessions

Lil’ Luna Link Par-tay @ Lil Luna

5 Minutes Just For Me

Tutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday @ At Home With K

Recreate Into Something New @ Not So Simple Housewife

Tuesday {Ten} @ Under The Table Dreaming

WEDNESDAY
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts

Share the Love Wednesday @ Verry Merry Vintage Style

Blue Cricket Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design

Home Décor and Organizing Link Party @ Organize Your Stuff Now

Create and Share @ The Trendy Treehouse

Anything Goes @  Type A Decorating

Piece of Work Wednesday Furniture Party @ Prim and Proper

Share Your Awesomeness @ Thirty Sixth Avenue

Wow Me Wednesday @ Gingersnap Crafts

Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims

Look What I Made @  Creations By Kara

What I Made Wednesday @ Sweet Peas and Bumble Bees

Show and Share @ Southern Lovely

Re-Create Into Something New @ No So Simple Housewife

Pinkolicious Thursday @ Frugalicious Me

Restored it Wednesday @ Restore Interiors

What’s Up Wednesday @ Sew Woodsy

Would You Buy It Wednesday @ Junker Newbie

Time to Shine @ A Diamond In the Stuff

Show Me What You Got @ Not Just A Housewife

Whatever Wednesday @ Momma Hen’s Coop

A Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday On Tuesday

These Chicks Cook @ This Chick Cooks

THURSDAY
Strut Your Stuff Link Party @ Some What Simple
It’s a Party @ Creative Princess

Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop @ Saved By Love Creations

Thrifty Thursday Link Party @ Thrifty and Fabuless

Open House Linky Party @ No Minimalist Here

Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty Decorating with Nikki

Hookin Up with HoH @ House of Hepworths

Creative Juice Link Up @ Momnivores-Dilemma

Everything But The Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick Knack

Show Off Your Stuff Party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans

Fab Friday Link Par-Tay @ Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Delightfully Inspiring Thursday @ Delightful Order

DIY By Design
Suzy’s House Party Thursday @ Saved By Suzy

FRIDAY
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Flaunt It Friday @ Chic On a Shoestring

Friday Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense

Boost My Blog Friday @ Design It Chic
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On the Fridge
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Potpourri Friday @ Twenty-Eight-0-Five

Show and Tell Friday @ Romantic Home

Tickled Pink Friday @ 504 Main

Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

BFF Open House Link Party @ Answer Is Chocolate

Delicately Constructed Friday @ Delicate Construction

Freestyle Friday @ Happy Hour Projects

Making It With Allie @ Allie Makes

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground

SATURDAY
Themed Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors

Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister’s Stuff

Scrappy Saturdays @ Candace’s Creations

Scrappy Saturdays @ A Vision to Remember

SUNDAY
Think Pink Sunday @Flamingo Toes

Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table Dreaming

Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative

Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Nap Time

Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things

Creative Bloggers Party Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime

Strut Your Stuff Sunday @ J and M’s Eye Candy

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  1. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW how gorgeous is this chair! I LOVE IT!!!!!! the painting technique just looks AMAZING!!!! i really don’t know how you are going to part with this beauty! it is in three words…FAB U LOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!! ok — we will keep our fingers — toes — knees crossed and even all the paws (so hurry up — they hate having their paws crossed!!! : ) lol!!!! take care and tons of hugs! andrea — family and doxies (heaven and earth)

  2. I love that olive green chalk paint, it looks beautiful. I almost bought it & now I wish I did…….great chair!

  3. Great job on the chair! I have been thinking about re-doing a table with a tray lid for a top in old white.

    Kris

  4. O.M.G. That’s what the hip kids say when they think something is fabulous. Your chair re-do is really amazing. I have a thrift store magazine rack just waiting……thanks for the inspiration.

  5. What an improvement! Great job! 🙂

  6. It is so amazing what paint can do to transform furniture pieces! The chair is beautiful in green with the fabric…well done!

    Hope you have a fabulous week and can come over & say hi sometime.

    Hugs,
    Marie

  7. Turned out beautifully, Mandy!

  8. Great job! Always wanted to learn about upholstery.

  9. Visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Love the green chair. Good to know there really is someone else out there that likes green like I do. I need your green chair to go with my green desk 🙂
    http://thepauperscastle.blogspot.com/2011/10/secretary-dresser-and-desk.html

  10. Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! 🙂

  11. Love the color and all the roughed up parts. I need to do that to our TV cabinet. Lovely job!

  12. oh i love that shade of green! so rich and pretty and warm! and it is perfect with that fabric!

  13. I love that fabric the green paint looks fabulous with it! Great job 🙂

  14. I love your the redo you gave this shield backed chair! Fabulous.

    Thank you for linking up this week.

  15. What a beautiful transformation. I love the shape of the chair back and the olive green paint with the natural wood showing through is gorgeous!

  16. Oh how I love the green and the fabric together! It’s beautiful!! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing!

  17. that thrift chair
    went from boring to bling
    with your simple
    but pretty touches

    yay for thrifting!

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    alison

  18. What a fantastic transformation Mandy! Love that olive paint. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!

  19. Loving that green with the wood peeking through. I’ll be back to browse some of your other projects. You have great taste!

  20. Such a transformation! Nicely done. Thanks for linking it up to Motivated Monday at beColorful
    Pam

  21. Oh she’s pretty!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!!

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