So, one Saturday morning in August I peeked out my front door and spotted a yard sale two houses away. Not only did I spy a yard sale, but I spied a pair of chairs! I wasn't quite ready for the day yet, so I hustled my husband out the door to scope them out for me. He reported that they were sturdy, and a great price, so I hurried him back out the door to purchase them for me.
Here is what I have done to the first one:
I was lucky and it ended up being quite flaky and crackly!
I love the fabric I used! If you look closely, just below the '24', you can see Orangeville (I went to highschool in Orangeville, so I just had to point that out.) There are a few other Canadian cities on the seat, too.
On this one, I really only sanded around the edges, and then enough to knock off the flaky paint. It was fun :-)
If you've never tried it, you should definitely give milk paint a go. It's nice to work with and it always surprises me.
I haven't touched the second chair yet, though. It's on my massive to-do list. You may have noticed my lack of posting for the past couple of weeks. My husband and I flew to Saskatchewan to attend his brother's wedding. My husband flew home again after a few days, but I spent the next bit of time travelling back to Ontario with my parents. What a road trip! We arrived back at my parents on Saturday night, but I stayed the weekend there and got back here monday night! I've been busy getting things back in order and catching up!
In case you're curious, here's what the chair looked like before I tackled it.
Hopefully I will have a few more posts this week. Our laundry room is pretty much done... whoohoo! Now I just have to clear my excess furniture out of there so I can take some pictures.
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