Do you remember these chairs that I found at the Goodwill for $1.99? The chairs that I stole, but I really didn’t. Well, not literally stole, but mind as well call it that at $1.99!
I purchased them for Susu and Suraya. Suraya’s chair got it’s makeover (click on the above picture to check it out), but Susu’s didn’t. She decided she didn’t want it. No worries folks because I have my own plans for it! My plans were inspired by Shirley’s aqua chair over at her blog Housepitality Designs. If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by and check out Shirley’s beautiful home decor, gorgeous tablescapes, and more!
I spray painted the chair in Krylon’s avocado. Then I stained it using an ink pad and a sponge; same way I stained my new planters. I lightly dabbed the sponge with ink and swiped it on the chair along the areas I wanted to be stained. I used Versafine’s ink pad which dries up almost instantly on wood.
Then it was stenciling time! With my Silhouette (as if that’s a surprise;)), I made a stencil out of vinyl, transferred the void of the cut out to the chair with masking tape, dabbed on brown acrylic paint, and peeled the stencil. Easy as that and I have my phrase! Any of you listen to Mumford & Sons? If so, then you might recognize this phrase from their song Winter Winds. ;) I think this phrase is just perfect for this project!
I love the new look of the chair! My $1.99 Goodwill steal turned old country is all ready for it’s intended purpose. If you read my previous post and clicked over to see Shirley’s aqua chair, then you probably figured out what I plan on doing with this chair.
Yup, the chair is for my plants! Hey, they need a place to sit, don’t they? At the moment, that big guy is hogging the seat, but no worries the smaller guys are just as happy with where they sit.
I chose that particular plant to go into the bigger planter with hopes it will grow and start to hang down much like Shirley’s beautiful plant. One leaf is already leading the way. Get moving Miracle Gro!
I so love my plant vignette… I hope you do too.