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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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Love that desk! What a great idea to use the chalkboard paint on the desk! That color is amazing too!
Lori said…
Great idea! I see these at yard sales occasionally. Next time I see one, I will snag it and use your idea. Thanks for posting.
Michelle L. said…
Wow, a chalkboard armrest = genius! Thanks for commenting on my whisk jewelry - I'm really excited to see what you are up to here on T-Shirt Diaries, because you are obviously an upcycler after my own heart!
Patrice said…
Love that Chalkboard armrest as well. What a great idea! Thanks for stopping over at Lemon Tree. Looks like you have a great party going on too!
This is cute!! Love the chalkboard armrest idea! Thanks for visiting my blog today and the nice comment you left!
Patricia said…
How fun! I like the color, it's not all pastel and will work in her room as she gets older. Great idea for the chalkboard paint too!

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