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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chair makeover

Here is my first participation with a thrift store find. Have I ever mentioned there was a time I had a shabby chic room? Now you would never have thought that in comparison to our current style.  Our guestroom in our South Florida home was shabby chic from head to toe...I adored it, and it was a great place for guests to relax.  When we moved to the Carolinas I thought I would change it up a bit.  One birthday my husband had given me this very cool shabby chic chair to go in our former guest room, he found it at a thrift store in South Florida that specialized in Shabby chic finds.  When we moved here I had him store in our attic.  I seriously thought I will never use it, however, it did have meaning to me...the fact that he was so thoughtful to buy it.  The other day a light bulb went off and I remembered the chair was up there, so I asked Mike if he would pull it down for me.  I know he was thinking, oh geez another project! Yep it was,  fun, simple and totally transformed......
This project took me all of 30 minutes.  I bought the fabric at Hobby Lobby for $3.00. The paint I used was espresso color......
This fabric is so me...I love how everything came together, my recent lamp redo which I will show you later on this week,  and this chair, is totally custom to me!

  ties into the bedding......which I will be showing you more of our guestroom soon
                                              This is the after, it looks like an entirely different chair.
I very lightly distressed the edge of the chairs just to give it a more worn look.

Just a sneak peak into the guest room....I have a fun project I am working on.....
So let the party begin, what have you found lately? I will be linking up with some more awesome parties this week: Thanks so much to all these lovely hosts. PLEASE remember to link your post back to my party as well if you are participating.  And be kind and check out few other of these awesome posts.  These gals are so kind and I am sure they will do the same for you in return.

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Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Debbie, This is another reason I love to come here! You are a magician! And you're visionary, skillful, creative, patient......

Fabulous transformation!

May 15, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Oh Debbie, you're full of fantastic ideas..Beautiful transformation of the rocking chair..I love the deeper color of the back!

May 15, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

you won the webkinz on my blog- congrats, I wish it was something fabulous like your giveaway... so please email me your name and address so I can mail hope your 8 year old still likes that kind of thing.

May 15, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

Okay, so there's my necklace! It's hanging on your lamp! LOL LOL. Oh well, thanks for putting it to good use. Love your Sister!

May 15, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Deb, the chair looks great. Love the fabric. It is so you! Can't wait to see the whole room.

May 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Ok sweets I have linked up! I will go back and add you to the post...thanks for the invite... you know I am down for a fun party! Well,decorating party! Love your darling chair!

May 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i missed that chair its so weard i was thinking about it the other day when you had the shabby room i loved so much .It looks awsome with the new fabric and paint love the design of the print .What a great idea .:)

May 15, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Debbie, I absolutely love what you have done with this chair! It's an amazing transformation!

I will participate in the link up next weekend. I did find some neat stuff at 2 garage sales yesterday.

Have a great weekend!!


May 15, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Turned out awesome!!! I want to see more of the bedspread in there!!! ;)

May 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great job on this chair...luv the fabric! I did some decorating last Fall formy sister and I think your bedspread is the same fabric as the drapes that I put up in her family room...can't wait to see more!


May 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I will try to pull together my Goodwill buys later today and post for your party by tomorrow!!

May 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Debbie, you did a a fantastic job on the chair! Love the new look.

May 15, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

This linky party sounds fun! I linked a shelf that I did awhile back. Hope that's okay. I don't have any recent projects. I need to get my rear in gear!

May 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger laterg8r said...

what a totally great makeover :D

May 15, 2010 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I just linked up. This will be fun!

May 15, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Love the fabric. It is so great. The whole project turned out beautiful.

May 15, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

love this chair.....ok girl I have now spent and beautiful day in my office because of you...finding garage sale finds and posting about them.....what am I going to do with you!

May 15, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the new chair looks very homey. Nice! BUT done in half hour is super cool!

May 15, 2010 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, I'm taking a break to link up to your party! Writing a post & taking photos is much more fun than filling holes in molding and touching up paint!
Love your chair and the fabric!

May 15, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I have to make my grocery shopping list so we can hit the store but I will post something tomorrow. Can it be something I found in the dumpster?

Your chair looks amazing, I love it!!!

May 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger KimMalk said...

It does look like a different chair, and your room is shaping up nicely.

May 15, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loooove what you did with the ROCK!! just gorgeous! brown and blue are one of my fav color pairs! :)

May 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

Love your chair makeover ~ the fabric is perfect! Thanks for hosting the party! Have a great weekend. ~Marcy

May 15, 2010 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

That rocker turned out awesome. I don't know where you find the time to do all this stuff. You must be a bundle of energy LOL.

May 15, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Kelle Dame said...

The chair looks great! I love the chocolate brown with blue. What a sweet thing for your husband to do! He totally gets you!

May 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I want something turquoise! Does it go with everything. I'm think I'll try my dining room first. The chair makeover is lovely.

May 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice redo - You did a great job.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

May 15, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Great job on the chair! It looks fantastic! Great idea for a link up party too! :o)

May 15, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

It looks so completely different! You did a great job & I love your fabric choice.

May 15, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just popped in to see what you are up too. Love the new look in the chair, perfect.

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend,
Kate - T.G.B.

May 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love the new fabric...

May 16, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the chair and the fabric, lord girl where do you find the energy and the time for all you do, It's crazy your involved in everything and post frequently! I'm going to go now and take a nap for you!


May 16, 2010 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

That is a 'great' transformation. Took that chair from drabe to WOW! So many ideas you give us all. Thanks! Hope you're having an awesome weekend, Debbie!

May 16, 2010 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Holly Lefevre said...

What a great chair...LOVE that fabric! I linked up (it is a post from a few weeks ago...hope that's OK!) Cannot wait to see the lamp. I adore shabby chic...hubby hates it...therefore we don't have it. I need to go back to wife school.

May 16, 2010 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

You have certainly transformed that chair, looks very inviting. I am relatively new to blogging and although I comment on other bloggers post and post my own. I never participate in give aways or link up, but this one hit home as it is one of the things I have enjoyed apart from my work and dressmaking. See you soon

May 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Decor To Adore said...

Such a clever and creative girl. My heart is going pitty pat.

May 16, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, What a fun party idea! I would have loved to join in but I only recently bought something from GW and SA two days ago. My first big score, yay! I never tag sale and I really have been missing out when I see all the great bargains everyone gets while out on a hunt. I will definitely link up next week. Your chair came out fabulous; it looks like it was professional refinished, great job, girl!! Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment. Best wishes on your new party, it will be a hit for sure, I love your idea! Rock on!

May 16, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Okay Debbie!! It took me a little time but I finally got my bargain post together!! Thanks for hosting! You did a great job with your first party!

May 16, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

You are my first linky party! Thanks for showing me how...are you proud of me?

May 16, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Great find and beautiful transformation, Debbie!...Christine

May 16, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Debbie!

that rocker was a great find and the redo is fantastic! Way to go.

May 16, 2010 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

I'm not good at transforming things, but I did do a post about some yard sale & craft fair finds on my blog.

May 16, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Vintage Remixed said...

Hi Debbie,

This is my 1st time joining your party. Love the rocking chair transformation. Great choice of fabric too. :-)


May 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Such a cute chair! Sorry I can't link to your party since my candlesticks are from menards (like lowes). Maybe next week I can link.

May 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have got great style! So jealous!

May 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I absolutely love the chair re-do! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog... following you now! ;)

May 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Hi Debbie,
I got a little carried away and posted two different things on your linky party! Hope you don't mind! Your chair looks awesome! Thanks for hosting a great party!

May 16, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

So chic! I love this darling rocking chair and the fabric is beautiful! It looks perfect in it's new home!

Have a wonderful Sunday evening!

May 16, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thanks Debbie, for visiting and for your nice comments!

May 16, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

PS: I wish that I looked like Frenchy!!

May 16, 2010 at 8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always like peaking inside your home Debbie. I absolutely love what you did to that chair. The coffee color did the trick and worked great with the fabric you picked out. I can't wait to see the lamp. Hey, what an unusual colorful bed spread you have too...okay, I look at everything.

May 16, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I'm fast! You must be sitting at your pc at this very moment....
The glass on my window was a 'trash find'.. yes, I'm not ashamed to dumpster dive...I find so many really nice things in dumpsters!!
I so enjoy your blog and happy I found it today! Good luck with your new 'Sunday Party'... I'll be in each week.. I'm always junkin!
By the way, I love your sweet chair!

May 16, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

i love your blog header and the fun that you and your family seem to have. i linked up my first thrift store find. that makes the total...two.

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner and for your encouraging words about my garden. i get so impatient, i want everything to be perfect right now.

May 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a wonderful transformation! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

May 16, 2010 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hey Deb great job on the chair and that fabric had your name all over it!!!

May 16, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Debbie! You've done it again! I love your chair makeover and the fabric is just perfect!
Your mosaic turned out so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

May 16, 2010 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Rockin Momma said...

I'm a new Monday Follower! Your site is so cute! To find some great deals and Freebies visit me at and sign up for my newest giveaways!

May 16, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Refurbished rocker—
ready for lulling grandmas
or babies to sleep.

Yellow lupines—poisonous!

May 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I can't wait to see the finished room, chair looks great. Thanks for sharing.

May 16, 2010 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

You definitely went from shabby to chic with the re-do on this chair! Nice to meet ya and join your party. I came over via Vintage Remix. So nice to meet new friends via blogging.
:-) Sue

May 16, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the chair redo! I am loving blue and brown now, too. Thanks for hosting the blog party, it's a hoot!

May 17, 2010 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Gwendolen Elaine said...

That fabric accents what I can see of your bedding perfectly!Good eye, girl!
I like your linky party,too...I'm having so much fun visiting everyone!

May 17, 2010 at 2:42 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Fabulous transformation! Love the fabric you used. The bedspread is gorgeous by the way! Love it! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

May 17, 2010 at 2:56 AM  
Anonymous Marites said...

that's really a great transformation. i love your projects! you have an amazing skill. have a good week ahead!

May 17, 2010 at 4:03 AM  
Blogger RNSANE said...

You did an incredible job with that chair. Pat yourself on the back. I can't wait to see the entire guest room.

May 17, 2010 at 4:22 AM  
Blogger Tussy said...

I would love to join the give away, but I'm too far away!

Your Sales button is so cute, mix of all things.

My Inspiration
My Mellow Yellow Monday

May 17, 2010 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger Alely said...

we didn't get a chance to make it to justines in charleston, but i will definitely be making a few trips back since it's only a hop, skip and a jump away. loved charleston!

May 17, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your chair, Debbie~ the fabric is so whimsical and really updates and makes the chair fun! It looks fabulous in the room, too! Just linked up, thanks!

May 17, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Marice said...

you have lots of great things running inside your mind :) those makeovers are pretty awesome! :) great great job!

May 17, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Housewife Eclectic said...

I am a new follower from follow me back Tuesday. Come follow me at

I love your fabric choices! WOw!

May 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

That chair is so cool. It looks great. (It would look even better in my bedroom!)

NO time for projects now, but maybe when I get moved. Thanks for the inspiration.

May 18, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OKAY! That seriously looks amazing..I need you to come live with me for a minute and hook me up!

Thanks for linking up on Follow Me Back Tuesday!!

May 18, 2010 at 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stopping by from FMBT. I'm a new follower. Please visit me and follow back.


May 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger Sharon's New Life said...

Great job on the chair!
I'm your latest follower through Follow Me Back Tuesday! I hope you'll stop by my blog at and say hello.

May 19, 2010 at 4:11 AM  
Blogger Kristina at The Purple Pea said...

I am in love with the transformation! What a lovely little chair! :)

May 19, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Urteter nuytre:

January 25, 2011 at 11:09 PM  

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