Yard Sale Chair Makeover

Yard Sale Chair Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint


Back in April I scored a $4.00 chair at a yard sale.  The chair was sturdy and needed no repair.  It had been painted with latex over oil and the paint was peeling in spots and the cushion needed replacing and recovering.

Yard Sale Chair Makeover - Before and After


After I sanded the chair to get rid of the peeling blue paint, I gave it two coats of Annie Sloan Pure White paint, and then waxed it with Annie Sloan clear wax.  Buffing off the wax gave the chalk paint finish a smooth feel and very slight sheen.

Yard Sale Chair Makeover by virginiasweetpea

The previous cushion was a very thin piece of foam and not comfortable at all.  I cut pieces of foam to the size of the wooden seat base and covered the seat by stapling the fabric to the back of the seat.

Chair Makeover - Yard Sale Find

I am really pleased with the end result of this $4.00 chair makeover!

I have another chair that I found in the trash on a morning run waiting to be sanded and then painted.  I am planning to paint that chair with AS Duck Egg Blue and perhaps distress the finish.  Are you working on any furniture makeover projects?

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  1. I absolutely LOVE it!!. I’m planning to ASCP two spare dressers we now have and possibly sell them on EBay. I’ll be using AS “cream” color. Can’t wait!

  2. Very cute! Unfortunately all my make over projects are on hold till I”m aloud to paint again after baby. 🙂

  3. Looks fantastic, Paula! Love the new cushion. 🙂 I still haven’t given ASCP a try…and I have some from Haven last year!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Amanda. What color paint do you have? I found that the wax is equally as important as the paint. Without the wax, I really didn’t care for the surface of the paint.

  4. Love the chair and Love the fabric…looks great! Great price too!

  5. Cute, cute cute! I love it and you did a good job too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  6. It’s always amazing what you can do with a little paint. I’ve yet to try the AS Chalk Paint but I’m hoping to score some at Haven for a project I’m working on!

  7. Hi Paula, Your chair looks fantastic! I have yet to try chalk paint but when I see this project, I am inspired. Have a great week!

  8. Great job , Paula! Super makeover from 4 dollars to fabulous! AS paint makes it pretty easy and the best thing I’ve found is mixing her paints to make so many colors! She even has names for those mixed colors. Looks like your staying busy and enjoying your summer break…June 😉

  9. Great chair and I love the new fabric. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. JaneEllen says:

    Chair looks brand new great. Love the color and fabric on seat. Great job

  11. I can’t get over this started as a humble yard sale chair! Looks great!

  12. What a fantastic find, and fix! It looks fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

  13. LOVE THIS! I have a bit of an obsession with curbside chairs (thus my blog name). I have more in the wait to redo–thanks for the ideas!

  14. Great little chair redo! Love the fabric you chose. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}:) Pinning!

  15. Love it..it;s gorgeous!
    Can I ask where you got the fabric..been looking for something like this for so long..it would be perfect!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Riona – I purchased the fabric last year on-line and I can’t find the name of it or the source. Sorry!


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