I hope everyone had a great weekend. Since we had a holiday break last week, it didn’t feel like much of a weekend for me. I had to stop and think what day of the week it was to realize it was actually the weekend. Did anyone else get thrown off? Well, we have a fresh new start. That’s what’s nice about Monday’s. Don’t you agree?
Now, let’s get to business. Yup, as the title suggests, it involves a chair. Actually two, but only one got a makeover for now.
I found these two chairs in excellent condition at Goodwill.
The best part was the price. Yup, I sure did pay only $1.99 for each chair! Can you believe it?! I surely couldn’t! I thought maybe they were priced wrong. I quickly rushed to the register. As I waited in line I was waiting for someone to stop me. But no one did. Then when it was my turn, I expected the cashier to tell me the chairs were incorrectly priced. But she didn’t. I gave her my $4 and rushed out for fear of someone figuring out they had the wrong price. No one chased after me. As I walked to my car, I felt like I just robbed Goodwill. But I didn’t! The chairs were really $1.99! That whole day, I was on a thrift bargain high! It was such a rush…hehe. Not only were they in excellent condition and an out of this world price, but they were exactly what I was looking for and found them on my first stop. In and out in just minutes!
From the last few posts, you probably have guessed what the chairs are for (or actually at least one chair). If you guessed for Suraya… you got it right! The second chair is intended for Susu if she chooses to take it. If not, I’m sure I can figure something out for it. I have nothing to lose except $2, right?
Now let’s get on to the makeover!
I painted the chair aqua and embellished it with a little birdie. The idea of the bird was inspired by the ever so talented Karen from Folkhaven. She had hand painted a nest of eggs on an old wooden chair. Free hand! I instantaneously fell in love with Karen’s chair and the idea of painting an image on it. I had planned to borrow Karen’s idea for my kitchen chairs. That plan is still on my to do list, but I decided it would be cute to do the same with Suraya’s new chair. However, I’m not a talented artist like Karen, so I was going to cheat by making my own stencil to use. Hey, we all can’t be artists but we can be inspired to pretend to be one:P
Upon taking out my Silhouette and vinyl in order to make a stencil, I came across an already made vinyl bird that I made a couple months ago that went unused. And it was purple! Perfect! I had thrown away the void, which is what is needed for the stencil, but kept the bird. So I just decided to use the vinyl bird. It couldn’t have been more perfect!
[Karen, just in case you were wondering, Suraya has no problem sitting on the little birdie. ;) ]
To add some comfort to Suraya’s new chair, I also made a pillow for it with the word “aspire”.
I cut out the letters using the Silhouette. I ended up using my Silhouette after all!
After I ironed on the letters, I outlined the letters with embroidery thread.
I hope this pillow will always remind Suraya to aspire to achieve what her heart desires and what she sets her mind to. :)
I was very pleased with the outcome of this project, but most importantly so was Suraya! What do you all think of Suraya’s new chair and pillow? Love to hear what you have to say!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all join me for the final reveal of Suraya’s space. Have a wonderful week!