Yard Sale Makeover: The CSI Project

I have had this chair in my garage since I bought it for $5.00 at a Yard sale in May. I just loved it and thought it would be great for my daughter after I did something with it.

I originally planned to Mod Podge it, but I couldn't find a paper that my daughter loved in the same way she loves the color purple. So I decided to sand off the rust, break out some chalkboard paint, and give her the purple chair she wanted.


The chair was pretty beat up. It needed a lot of love so I had to break out the usual suspects:


I wanted her to be able to write on the armrest so I broke out the chalkboard paint.


I taped this bad boy up, sanded the rust off the legs, and started to spray paint the metal legs with some Rust-Oleum covering it with a oil rubbed bronze for a little shine.


Still not a huge fan of the dark purple she picked out I tried a different color called (no joke) stone washed denim.


She didn't like it so it was back to purple.


I wasn't happy with the results so I added a few little butterflies. C1 has named two butterflies hanging out on our butterfly bush in front of our house Pearl and Pooh so I thought they would like to take up residence on her chair.


Much better! I am entering this in the CSI project so we will see what happens. Regardless C1 will love her new chair.

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