Monday, 2 April 2012

JUNK SHOP MAKEOVER

*A REAL PRIM VINTAGE LOOK ON A SHOWSTRING*

Whilst out doing my normal day to day shop I often pop into my local charity/junk/thrift shop to see if they have any potential goodies in.. I spotted right at the back of the shop a couple of wooden armchairs.. As we are remodelling quite a bit of my country home I thought these would be fantastic with a MAKEOVER of course in my new family sewing area (will share pics of this soon).. I made the purchase a mere £5 around $7 each and loaded them into my car...

I must admit these were very grim to the untrained eye..
Off came the brown velour seat and I got right down to painting on 2 coats of black acrylic paint..
Whilst waiting for that to dry off I hunted out one of my vintage coffee sacks to make the seat cover..
Finally I sanded back the black in places that would have shown natural wear and tear and then rubbed in some Antiquing wax and buffed...
Lastly I replaced the seat and screwed it back inplace and added one of my most favourite Cinnamon Creek Bears..MAKEOVER COMPLETE.. Now this can be placed in it's new family sewing area..It looks perfect..I still have another one to do but have different ideas for that one LOL..
I hope you liked my armchair makeover with the vintage twist..*~*Have a great week and blessings to all*~*

 

 

12 comments:

The Cloth Shed said...

Great makeover Angi,
I love the combination of the black paint and the vintage coffee sack.
It's amazing what can be achieved with a bit of creativity!
Have a good week,
Julie x

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh Wow!!! I have chair envy, I do!! This is prim perfect Angi!!! Absolutely LOVE it!! Now I can't wait to see what you do with the second one...how can it get any better??? Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Angi~ Prim perfect~love it~ the bear fits right with it~ wonderful makeover
smiles
Teresa

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Love it!
Great job.
Hugs,
Tam

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

What a great find! And I love what you did with it....good job :)

Brenda said...

Love it Angi!! Great job!

Brenda

alltheseboys said...

I love the chair! I received a wonderful box in the mail today!!! I am in prim heaven right now. Thank you so much.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Awesome Angi!
I love the way you used a vintage coffee sack for the seat!!! So Cool!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Can't wait to see what you come up with for the other chair!
Prim Blessings
Robin

NancyD said...

Love the chair, you did a great job!

frontporchprims said...

Wow!!! Wonderful remake Angi. You do have a good eye. Isn't it wonderful to take something used and cheap and make it beautiful again? Good job. -Steph-

Daughternature Primitive Folk Art said...

Oh Angi I love what you did with the chair!! - BJ

Firecracker Kid said...

Ooooh, you know I like that! It looks fabulous. or should I say primtastic :o)
Carol