Monday, March 14, 2011

Guest Tutorial: Chair Makeover with "The Toasted Coconut"

Hi, everyone! I'm Emily from

I started my own Etsy shop in May last year, and am loving it!
Here is a sample of what you will find there~

I would love for you to come check it out. =)
Ok, so I pretty much LOVE Erin's blog and am so excited to be guest blogging over here

Today I'm going to show you a little chair makeover I did... 

 I got this chair off Craig's List for just a few dollars! You should have seen my husbands face when I came home with it. :) 

I forgot to take a picture of it before I started sanding it...but you get the idea. 

It's now the perfect fit for my new vanity (seen here). 
(The true color is a pale butter yellow, some of the pictures are a little overexposed...sorry!)

It's easy (and usually inexpensive) to get second-hand furniture and turn it into something completely wonderful!

All I had to do to this chair was rough it up a bit with some sand paper, and then paint it.

I wanted to "shabby" it up a bit, so I distressed it with sand paper.
(For best results, make sure to wait 24-48 hours
after painting to do this step)

Easy Peasy!
Here are a few more things you can see over at my blog...

                            P.S. I also have facebook- if you like to keep updated that way! =)

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  1. I LOVE the chair cover, so adorable! It is amazing how making something that is not so attractive, your favorite thing to look at. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey!! The link to my blog isn't working- so if you wanna check it out it's:


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