$3 Thrift Store Chair

Months ago I found a sad little chair at the thrift store. With a price of $3.00, how could I not bring it home?

It was pretty beat up and I had to fill several holes and large gashes, but I’m totally and completely in love with the end results.

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

Who knew $3.00 could do that? I mean, really?

Here’s what I started with… Plastic orange seat and all.

Before

Deciding on the paint color was the hardest… I couldn’t choose between 3 colors. So, I mixed them all together.

paint

I mixed Ashwood (Benjamin Moore), White (Out of the can, Benjamin Moore) and Mourning Dove (Sherwin Williams). The result was such a pretty color!

After I filled holes, sanded and wiped down the chair, I started painting…

$3 Thrift Store Chair | The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the paint dried, I grabbed my sanding block and started sanding a few spots…

$3 Thrift Store Chair | The Wood Grain Cottage

Since the chair was already really beat up, I sanded over those “naturally” distressed areas.

$3 Thrift Store Chair | The Wood Grain Cottage

For the back, I used my silhouette and made a stencil of 2009, the year Anthony & I were married.

$3 Thrift Store Chair | The Wood Grain Cottage

I grabbed some acrylic paint and foam sponge and dabbed the paint over the numbers.

$3 Thrift Store Chair | The Wood Grain Cottage

I pulled off the stencil, let the paint dry and then heavily sanded the numbers.

I used the same fabric as my ironing board cover for the seat. To see how I recovered the seat, see here.

Goodness I love those black & white stripes.

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

The distressing adds such a nice touch…

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I love the back with the addition of the numbers.

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s a happy surprise!

$3 Thrift Store Chair

I am loving my paint mixture…

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s such a pretty color…

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

And it looks perfect against my stripes!

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

This little chair has come a long way.

$3 Thrift Store Chair by The Wood Grain Cottage

This little chair of mine… I’m gonna let it shine…. Let it shine…. Let it shine… Let it shine!

That was just for you!

Smiley

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Shayna, wow, this chair looks so beautiful! What a fantastic transformation you did…love it! Thank you for sharing with us and have a fantastic week!

    • Awe- THANK YOU Cindy! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! :)
      I hope you have a fantastic week too!
      -Shayna

  2. :-) Let it shine, let it shine! :-) WOW! Shayna! you continue to impress me every time! :-) can’t believe the price; only $3.00 and what a transformation you did to this chair! the color is great and love the 2009; it’s meaningful! :-) another beautiful project Shayna! :-)

  3. Wonderful job! Looks great!

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