Morton Girl

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Thrifty finds, DIY, and a soon to be Home Reno...


I love to find cheaper ways to do expensive things. Whether this be through Thrift-store-shopping or DIY decorating, I find a way to get it done. I NEVER shop in the regular priced area of a store. If I do happen to see something I love that is regular priced, I wait til it goes on sale. OR, i make it my own version of it. I love to paint and do crafts. However, being a mother of two and a night-shift nurse, I have very little time to do it. We are also in a rental home while we search for my forever home. So, I am LOVING the blog world right now as I find ideas for my new home. Be sure to follow me so I will know I'm not just blogging to myself. :-)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lovely little ladderback....

I found this chair at the thrift store for $3.88.

She was in sad shape. Someone had tried to stain her. (and, gave up part-way though) and, it looked as if the seat had been taken off and just a plain piece of wood was nailed into the legs of the chair.

So, I sanded, and sanded, then, sanded some more. I, then, sprayed some kilz primer on the entire chair.

I painted it with some turquoise spray paint I already had in the gaage. Then, i lightly brushed white acrylic paint over it and distressed it with 220 grit sandpaper.

Lastly, I had some poly-FIL and some
Adorable fabric in the garage as well. So, I put my trusty staple gun to WORK!

Here she is now...
She is in her temporary home at Chelsea Antiques awaiting her new owner ;-)

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