Sunday, January 6, 2013

the mustard yellow side chair...

I worked on my first project of the year.  My aunt Lisa (she's my husband's aunt but she's one of those really warm and special people who makes everyone feel like they're family) gave me a Christmas present. Isn't this chair wonderful?

 

The future of this chair was glum... meaning she was headed for the dumpster. Lisa intervened with me in mind and I am so glad she did.

First I decided to clean her up really well. We're talking over an hour of scrubbing that involved tooth brushes and tooth picks! After all that I thought the only thing she needed was some white paint.


The bold and beautiful mustard yellow chair was not for my home... so I listed her on good ol' Craigslist and she was a quick sell. After all that hard work, while I waited for the new owner to come and pick her up there was only one thing left to do....


I did indeed take a seat and enjoyed a cup of tea before we parted ways. Thank you so much aunt Lisa! As you know, this helps me with my next projects. It was such a fun one. Oh how I love giving furniture a second chance!

Linking to:
Cowgirl Up
Knick of Time
Savvy Southern Style
Vintage on a Dime
Primp
DIY by Design
The Vintage Farmhouse
French Country Cottage
The Shabby Nest
Rooted in Thyme
Miss Mustard Seed 


25 comments:

  1. the new owner of this chair is lucky! you do a great job!

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  2. I'm SO sad you sold it! It really looked beautiful after the facelift you have it. But happy it went to a good home. Lucky person, that's all I can say.

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    1. thank you and yes... sometimes it's hard to let a little gem go.

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  3. Wow! It's really beautiful and considering how old it probably was it looked very modern with the addition of the white paint.. Great job!

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    1. thanks. white paint seems to help a lot of things :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing on Cowgirl Up! I loved your chair so much I am featuring it tonight on my facebook page.
    Grab a "I Was Featured" button from my blog!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  5. Love the chair! I'm sure it will be treasured in the the home of whoever bought it. Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday.

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  6. I'm loving the mustard yellow! The white paint really made the color pop- you did a wonderful job on the facelift! I'm totally jealous of that buyer :]

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  7. That is one beautiful transformation and what a show-stopper that will be in some lucky person's home. Thanks for sharing on Vintage on a Dime. Patti @ OldThingsNew

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  8. It's amazing how a little paint can completely transform a piece of furniture. You made that chair look gorgeous. I would love for you to come and share this at my Winter Blues Wednesday party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

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  9. Someone is very excited to have this chair. It looks great!

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  10. It looks so great with the white paint! Like a brand new chair. Such a great job!

    Visiting from Creative Things Thursday :)

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  11. I LOVE that chair! The yellow and white is fantastic together. Too bad I didn't live closer or I totally would have taken it off of your hands. It's amazing how just a little paint can totally give new life.

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  12. So cool! I never have the patience to scrub and sand my projects, but this turned out so well it was worth it. Saw you at Frugal Fridays @ The Shabby Nest. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wow, that turned out beautiful!

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  14. Whew, I thought you were going to get rid of the lively yellow! What a statement that chair is ~ gorgeous!!

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  15. it's awesome!

    hope you'll stop over soon--we'd love to have you.

    michele

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  16. Love it!!! Mustard is a color I am always drawn to! Jealous of that find and the finished chair looks amazing :)

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome makeover at Simple & Sweet Fridays. The white paint made all the difference in the world! Great choice!

    Jody

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  19. HI, saw your comment on Little Praire Girl, I'm an Iowa girl too. Jealous your husband is a carpenter and can make you stuff! This chair is awesome. It's nice to have friends and family who will be your pickers. http://junkparlor.blogspot.com

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  20. Oops! I meant Our Praire Home! Little Praire Girl is an Iowan too. Sorry, up in the middle of the night with a cold and obviously not making much sense! Did check out your front door link. Nice clean lines. You are a great photographer.

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  21. I have this chair's twin sister! So happy to see and find another one like it.

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