Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Americana Decor -The blue chair

I am so stinking excited about redoing my house for the Forth of July.  The many many projects it will take to accomplished my Americana makeover are all coming along well.  Today I finished this little chair.  I love the blue color.  I really wanted to keep chair Americana inspired, but not go so patriotic that it wouldn't be able to use it year round.

I picked this beauty up for $3 at a garage sale.  

Oh look under the dirty old fabric there was even more older, uglier, dirtier fabric. NICE!

I started out by taking the seat off and spray painting it blue, then once it was dry, I sanded it by hand with a very fine sand paper.

While the paint dried I recovered the seat.  I added some extra foam I am had laying around to give the cushion a little more presence.    Then I took a 9X6 canvas drop cloth I picked up for about $9 and used a sharpie to draw the numbers on it.  I considered writing "sit on me" or something like that, but then I decided to just go with something classic like a couple of numbers.  I know something like "76" would have been more Americana, but 2003 was the year I was married to a when with something that had a little more personal meaning.

Ain't she a cutie.

Almost as cute as my little patriotic helper.


  1. Awesome job... the chair looks amazing... 2003 was the year you were married and/or reminder that it only cost 3$

  2. Chair is so bright an cheery and a nice way to welcome guests...the chair is almost as cute as the helper!!

  3. I love that chair! The blue color and the personalized seat are perfect!! Just popping in from TT&J :)

  4. totally DIGGING this chair, Awesome work!!!
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  5. I can't believe how nice it turned out and I also can't believe you only paid $3.00 for it. LOVE, LOVE LOVE it! I featured it on my blog today, come grab a button :)

  6. This is a great chair and looks so good on your porch with the flags. Love everything about this.
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