Tuesday, August 21, 2012

~*Making Junk New Again*~

Hello Dear Friends!  I've been having fun going to more auctions and playing with more new junk!  
I literally just finished this one... less than 30 minutes ago.  The finish just tickles me something silly... and I had to share it with you...
This is how it looks NOW... chippy and old!
 It started off looking close to this...
 I began sanding the loose paint off before snapping the pictures.  The paint color is so beautiful... a light, turquise sorta blue.  This is a child's size chair and just cute as a button!  

I sanded and washed it good.  Then applied a Polycrylic clear satin to keep the paint from falling off anymore.  The chair is sturdy, but it is missing part of the wood on the top chair-back slat.  (see in the picture above?)  I gave it a dose of glue to make sure it would stay strong.  Then... I cut a bit of old cutter quilt, added a little more stuffing, and sewed it to the slat.  A sweet, primitive CUTE fix!
 Close up of the back...
 This chair was purchased at the auction we attended Saturday morning.  No one else wanted it... so I got it for a really GOOD (translates to cheap!) price.  It was covered with cobwebs, spider eggs, dust, and dirt... plus the paint was literally falling off of it.  Most would have just put it in the trash... or a corner in the old shed... but not me!  I made it new again!  I just love playing with JUNK!
I'll be taking this to our lil' booth tomorrow to add to our inventory.  Well... that is if I can dare to part with it!
Okay... it is dark out... and I need to get some stitches done before finding my pillow for the night.  So... gotta go...
Wishing you all warm smiles...


  1. I'm thinking before too awful long I may have to take Danny on a trip and come visit your lil' booth...you are sure tempting me with some wonderful goodies!

  2. The chair is turning so lovely..
    Have fun playing .
    Hugs xxx

  3. Soooo cute! What a great idea with the quilt piece, love it!! ~Kriss~

  4. Love the color. I'm glad you could leave it as is and come up with such a cute fix for the back. Hugs, Lori

  5. The chair is charming. My little Avery would love it! Sandra www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

  6. love how you recycled! looks great! enjoy!i bet it wont be in your booth long!

  7. Awesome re-do, Betty! I love how you added the quilt to the top slat - very smart!

  8. LOVE this chair! Especially the cutter quilt makedo!
    Blessings, Patti

  9. I love how it came out, I think I will go beat up my chairs, lol.


  10. You did a wonderful job breathing new life into this sweet little chair. :0)

  11. You did a lovely job on this sweet little chair. :0)

  12. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Aug. 25, 2012. Thanks again.


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