Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mrs. Goodwill Drab to Miss Sassy N. Fab Chair Revamp...


I've been feeling super inspired by all the thrifty crafty DIY and fabulous revamp blogs I've been reading. So I gathered up my spending cash (less than $20.00 - whoopadeedoo....can you buy ANYTHING anymore for less than twenty bucks?), pawned the kids off on my dear hubby, jumped in the car and headed to our local Goodwill store for some thrifting therapy.

I eagerly browsed around looking for something horrible and decrepit with a splash of potential.

There was one fabulous chair that I passed up because it was too expensive.


Y'all - Here I am, IN A GOODWILL STORE, turning my nose at a perfect revamp project because Mrs. Stinginess did not want to shell out $14.99! Ha! Told ya I was thrifty...or dutch, but whatever.

However, I'm glad I passed up the aforementioned overpriced chair because tucked in the back high up on a shelf I spotted this sad, forlorn and forgotten chair:


Goodness gracious, HELLO POTENTIAL!

I was muchly thrilled. And even better? The stingy dutch woman living inside of me (Hi, Mrs. Stinginess, I know you are in there) was pleased as punch to see a price tag of $3.99.

YOU BETCHA!

I picked this sucker up for less than a Starbucks Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte!



Can ya tell I was slightly ecstatic? I wheeled my chair-laden goodwill cart proudly, wondering if the other patrons were kicking themselves for passing up my treasure.

The seat fabric? Detestable. Fuzzy orange with shiny gold stripes:



Blech!

I unloaded that thing into my garage and took Bessie to it:


Yeah, I named my cowtastic screwdriver Bessie.

Yanked that seat off, threw the fabric DIRECTLY into the garbage, then sanded, primed and spray painted that chair to gorgeousness:



I added a bunch of batting layers to the squashed seat pad:



Stapled on some fantastic new fabric (that cost more than the chair), Bessie reattached the seat and voila!

Meet Mrs. Previously Goodwill Drab, now known as Miss Sassy N. FAB:



LOVE the lines of Lil Miss Sassy...properly distressed, of course.


I have a slight obsession with green. I actually gasped OUT LOUD in the fabric store when I saw this bit o green gloriousness.



Before and after shot, from DRAB to FAB! :



Check out more DIY projects over at : A Soft Place To Land, the Shabby Chic Cottage and Thrifty Decor Chick...

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57 comments :

  1. Beautiful!! You are really inspiring me to recover my kitchen chairs!

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  2. SOOOOOOO cute! I wish I had the energy to go thrifting and crafting! I'll live vicariously through you okay?

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  3. Amen on Dolly's energy comment.

    Super cute! Too bad there weren't two so you could stick 'em on either side of a little, I don't know, entry table or something.

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  4. i'm marching my little bahookie (buns) over to the LC thrift store to get myself a snazzly little project! i'm going...seriously, RIGHT NOW before those creative juices stop flowing! :)

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  5. The chair looks great oh crafty sister of mine! LOVE the pattern! :)

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  6. Wow, nice make-over! You tempt me to hit a second-hand store!

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  7. very nice! i really should redo my chairs. it's officially fall now, i think.

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  8. I am so calling you when I get around to redoing my kitchen chairs. Which by the way really need it. I may need to do it sooner than later though, our new kitchen is almost done and I'd hate to have these beat up chairs in there for any length of time.

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  9. F-A-B! Well done!! MUCH better in the long run than a Venti Starbucks any day! ;)

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  10. Hi I am also dutch. I am also thrifty. I believe they are on and the same! Great redo, and yahoo, you saved a lot of cash!!

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  11. I have such a thing for chairs. It turned out great. You did an amazing job! Love the green fabric.

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  12. I totally agree!
    That chair is simply FABU!!!

    I love your choice for the fabric!!!!

    Great Job!

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  13. so so gorgeous! makes me want to run to the thrift store!

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  14. It's a zillion times better. LOVE that punchy green fabric.

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  15. You are too cute and that chair is AMAZING! Job well done and you made it look so easy.
    Happy DIY day!

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  16. great chair makeover! i am currently working on a chair makeover as well! but i must say your chair is much better than mine! i love it!

    ps found your blog on centsationalgirl.com (i love her blog!)

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  17. That's an amazing after! The green fabric was a perfect choice with that crisp white :).

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  18. That chair is fabulous! I hope you are patting yourself on the back cuz you deserve it! And I know Miss Sassy N. FAB is holding her head high now. Look, you can almost see her smile!

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  19. Hello Gorgeous! I love these types of redos -- spray paint and fabric are my very bestest friends!

    Thanks for joining me today and make sure you entered the giveaway for the Purdy paintbrush!

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  20. Love the green print, I feel green against white always looks so refreshing.

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  21. Love, Love, LOVE the green fabric! You did an awesome job!! The chair looks fantastic. Oh, and I've been reading tons of DIY decorating blogs lately too. It's kind of becoming an obsession, I think. :-)

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  22. FABULOUS!!! I wish I had some chairs like that! Love it!!

    SMiles
    Michelle

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  23. LOVE this! Where did you get that fabric-I am seriously in love and it would look PERFECT in my kitchen.

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  24. LOVE it! And I LOVE the fabric...where did you find it?

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  25. you have some great projects! I'd love to feature you on my blog sometime! C'mon over and let me know what you think! :)

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  26. It is beyond adorable...love the part about it being less than a drink from Starbucks. Now that is a find...when you are talking FURNITURE!!
    Janell

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  27. That chair is just bella!!! Great job

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  28. That chair is sassy! I am loving that shade of green these days too. Very fresh!

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  29. What can I say? That chair is unbelievably stylish. What a redo! Linda

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  30. Love the makeover. Painting it white and using that fabric were the perfect choices in my opinion!

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  31. oh it is fabulous!! i have been craving to do a chair redo- but i cant find any cheapo chairs!

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  32. Congrats on a job well done! God's blessings, Sarah :D

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  33. Oh, yes. Very sassy. And classy! Great job!

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  34. PERFECT!! I can't believe what a steal that was. Love that fabric too!!

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  35. So jealous you can make finds like that at your Goodwill! You did a fantastic job! ~Ashley~ shanty2chic

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  36. wonderful--love the "bones" of the chair and love the material on the seat!! FABULOUS

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  37. Thrift store chair turned magically gorgeous white Frenchy looking with fabulous green fabric lovely thing? Girl, you are my sister.

    LOVE it.

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  38. I love love love love that chair! Awesome job!

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  39. Oh my goodness! We're like chair cousins! We should have a chair re-do party!

    I love the fabric you chose for yours! So happy and fun! I think my bum would smile when sitting in that chair.

    Well, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! Love all your projects! Mind if I steal some of your great ideas?

    Hope to hear from you again soon!

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  40. Okay, I'm feeling a little bit better now. I at least know how to fab up a chair. Not completely crafty-less :)

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  41. Yeah! This is totally adorable!!! From one Dutch girl to another :)

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  42. What a great job you did! I love the chair revamp so much! I'm new to your site so I'll have to poke around and check it out.
    p.s. I'm married to a Lance too! He's Norwegian not Dutch but it's close right?! :)

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  43. What a great job you did! I love the chair revamp so much! I'm new to your site so I'll have to poke around and check it out.
    p.s. I'm married to a Lance too! He's Norwegian not Dutch but it's close right?! :)

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  44. oh how I love this... it makes me want to go to Goodwill right this minute. and your fabric choice is fabulous! :)
    if you're interested, we have a friday fun find party- we'd love it if you'd link up this week! :)

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  45. LOVE the make over, from drab to absolutely F A B !!!!!

    BTW: are you a REAL Dutch girl?? I am, living in the Netherlands, lol. Just wondering :)

    Hugs from Marian from the Netherlands, so yes I am a Dutch (cheapskate) girl ;)

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  46. WOW ~ that chair and headboard went from ugly to beautiful. What a great job you did ~ will start following your blog as you are one talented diva!

    Norma

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