Monday, August 12, 2013

Flea Market Flip - Chair Makeover

I finally finished working on that flea market chair that I bought a few months ago.

Here is the chair before.



The chair was $3.  It was very dirty and stained, but I loved the mid century modern look it has.  I wasn't going to keep it.  I just wanted to clean it up, change the color and try to sell it.  But, I changed my mind.  I am keeping it.

Here it is now.


I wasn't sure what color I wanted to paint it.  Last week, I finally decided on this greenish yellow color.  


It is Krylon ColorMaster spray paint in Citrus Green in Gloss.  Sometimes it looks green and sometimes it looks yellow, it just depends on the light.


The legs of the chair were rusted and needed a coat of paint.  I was going to paint them silver, but my husband suggested painting them black and I am glad he did.  I don't think I would have liked the chair as much with the silver legs.  My husband knows me so well.



This chair obviously doesn't belong in our office.  I just took pictures of it in there.  It will ultimately go on our deck that we are getting ready to build on the front of our house.  I will take more pictures of it out there when the deck is complete.


With paint, this chair cost less than $10.  Not bad!  Have you found anything cool at the flea market lately?  

I'm linking up to these parties: Craft-o-Maniac, Rain on a Tin Roof, Claire Justine OxOx, The Dedicated House, I Gotta Try That, Farmhouse Porch, A Stroll Thru Life, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Kathe With an E, Dukes and Duchesses, Ladybug Blessings, Salt Tree, Homework, Not Just a Housewife, A Bowl Full of Lemons, VMG206, Pursuit of Functional Home, House on the Way, The Winthrop Chronicles, Coastal Charm, Elizabeth and Co, Sugar Bee Crafts, Sarah Lynn's Sweets, New Nostalgia, A to Z Celebrations, Hope Studios, The DIY Dreamer, Lady Behind the Curtain, Clean & Scentisible, The NY Melrose Family, My Girlish WhimsGinger Snap Crafts, Made to be a Momma, Romance on a Dime, Adorned From Above, Dragonfly Designs, Domestically Speaking, The Style Sisters, Green Willow Pond, Snap Creativity, Sugar and Dots, The Real Housewives of Riverton, Polkadots on Parade, This Silly Girls Life, Free Pretty Things, Savvy Southern Style, Someday Crafts, DIY by Design, Southern Lovely, Seven Thirty Three, The Blissful Bee, Sew Much AdoNo Minimalist HereA Creative PrincessTwo Yellow Birds DecorThe 36th AvenueSeven AliveLive Laugh Rowe,  All Things with PurposeWhat's Cooking LoveSweet HauteThe Shabby Creek Cottage, Lamberts LatelyA Delightsome LifeI Gotta CreateKatherine's CornerThe Crafty Blog Stalker A Glimpse InsideHouse of HepworthsPractically Functional, Lil LunaCheerios and Lattes, Funky Junk InteriorsSix Sisters Stuff,             

38 comments:

  1. Awesome chair! Love the citrus green color.

    ReplyDelete
  2. LOVE THIS CHAIR! I'm very into mid century modern as I'm sure you can guess by looking at my posts, but this is a fantastic makeover. I love the color so very much. Great job! And thanks for stopping by my blog. I've added you to my feeds so I can keep up with what you do next. ~ Ali from Pies & Puggles

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love it, that is the perfect color for this chair!

    ReplyDelete
  4. SO much better! Love the bright color and the great deal you got on it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Lauren,

    That is a beautiful make over :) I love the color too and the contrast of the black wall with the chair looks nice too.

    Please share your creation at Pin It Monday Hop

    Here's the link:
    http://pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/2013/08/live-pin-it-monday-hop-21.html

    Hope to see you at the hop :) Following you via bloglovin and G+.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow it looks like a designer chair now, you did a great job. I like your brave choice of colour too :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am so incredibly jealous of this chair. I would love to have a retro one like this! Love the color you chose to paint it - perfect! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love it, the new color is fabulous and great eye to see the potential. Thanks ton for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gotta love Krylon! That color just pops in that room. Such a brave choice.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, the chair looks fantastic!!

    Cher @ Designs by Studio C

    ReplyDelete
  11. That looks fantastic! Reminds me of the makeover I gave my old tool box. I'd love if you came and checked it out! www.envirocraftiness.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am in love this is chair. I have that color green all over my house.

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a beautiful, bold, bright color! It really updates the chair.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Lauren
    This is wonderful. Great job
    Angel

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi and wow you really made the chair look so beautiful and modern! Great job. I saw it on Thursday Favorite things. Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Totally cute! Love the color! I wouldn't have looked twice at that chair before the transformation!

    ReplyDelete
  17. It looks so much better! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a fun, bright color for your chair! It looks pretty awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Amazing up-cycle project!! I have 2 of those chairs and I couldn't give them away. Good for me cause I'm gonna give them a new life and then tell everyone who wants them after I am done, Tough noogies!! The gang over at My Personal Accent, would like to invite you to link-up this fantastic post at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party. Share as many of your creative ideas, recipes, and any other family friendly content as you like. We will be pinning every submission we receive. If you have a giveaway or contest you’d like to promote, feel free to post it on our giveaway page. Come on over and show us what you’ve got! http://www.mypersonalaccent.com/the-blog-strut-peacock-style-6

    ReplyDelete
  20. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

    carolyn
    homework &
    DETAILS

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great job on the chair! It looks brand new. Can't wait to see what your deck will be like! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  22. That chair is fabulous and so's the paint color ... LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Loved your flea market chair flip, Lauren! So jealous! You were featured at Give Me the Goods Monday! You can check out the post here: http://rainonatinroof.com/2013/08/give-me-the-goods-features-21/

    ReplyDelete
  24. Loving your chair transformation! Thanks for sharing it at my party! Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see it featured!
    Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

    ReplyDelete
  25. Lauren - three bucks? What a find and what a terrific makeover. I'm going to have to go look for some myself-love it! Thanks for sharing. (Sharon)

    So, CELEBRATE! ♥ YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED! on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT No. 18. http://bebetsy.com.

    Grab a featured button here http://bit.ly/11S2wN1. Our next party starts at midnight tonight and thanks again for linking up with us.

    Sharon and Denise
    BeBetsy ♥

    Follow us:
    Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Bloglovin ~ Pinterest

    ReplyDelete
  26. That's the perfect color! Don't you just love spray paint and all the amazing colors they come up with!!! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  27. Freaking awesome makeover! Love it. and love your walls.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great color! I love how you gave that chair some new life! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.com/7-colorful-diy-makeover-ideas/

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great work!Look nice in the room!:)))

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow This chair looks amazing. You did a great job :) I'm so impressed.online beds for sale UK

    ReplyDelete
  31. I feature this post on my blog for Flea Market Fl!p! Go check it out! http://thirtyseventhavenue.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/flea-market-flp/

    ReplyDelete