Sunday, June 17, 2012

My first custom order … more yellow!

If you remember my post about my flea market finds, you’ll remember this chair I found that day.  

While looking at the furniture in this particular booth, I found a chair I liked and considered buying, but I kept looking through the booth at the rest of the furniture for sale.  When I saw this beauty I fell in love with it.  It has so much character – much more than the first chair I had looked at and consequently passed on.  The legs on this chair are just so cute.  I knew I had to have it.  I asked the man selling it if he’d accept $10 less than the ticketed price and, to my surprise, he said yes!  I thought he’d haggle with me, but he just said yes!  I handed over my money and that baby was mine!
As I walked out of the booth with my new treasure tucked under my arm, my mother-in-law says “Would you be willing to paint that chair and sell it to me?”  Talk about an easy sale!  I was originally planning on painting and selling the chair anyway (although I’m still in search of a shop in which to sell my painted furniture), so the fact that I “sold” it 30 seconds after I bought it made me quite happy!  I showed my mother-in-law the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors and let her pick out which ever color she wanted.  She really liked Cream, so we went with that.  After some paint, a little distressing, and clear wax, it is ready to go to its new home! 

I love this chair and wish I had a place for it in my own home, it’s just so darn cute!  But, I suppose I can “visit” it at my in-laws’ house whenever I want!  ;)
Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my latest project.
Hope you have a wonderful week!

I'm linking up to the following blogs to share my project!

Today's Creative Blog - Get Your Craft On
Domestically Speaking - The Power of Paint Party
Embracing Change - Creative Inspirations
Restore Interiors - Restored it Wednesday
Liz Marie Blog - Link Up With Me, Liz Marie
House of Hepworths - Hookin Up With HoH
The Shabby Creek Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday
Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Wrap Up Party


  1. I love the chair. You did a really good job with it, esp. the distressing. I'm stopping by from Thee Networking Blog Hop. So nice to "meet" you. I'm a new follower.


    1. Thanks so much, Shasta! Nice to "meet" you, too! ;)

  2. Oh my goodness, it turned out sooo good! I love it! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop…I would love if you would come say hello :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  3. I own that chair and love it!!!!! The color is perfect the distressing totally cool! Now seeing it ... I want all the accessories too! Hope next time we come you don't end up missing a throw... Of course you'd know where it went and it would be hard to hide when you visit! Thank you for selling the chair to me. Love it!

  4. oh my word, beautiful! where did you find how to do this?

  5. Very pretty! I love ASCP Cream, but wait, I think i love them all! LOL I see you are in MI, i always love to 'meet' new people in MI. So, HI!



    1. Ah! So good to "meet" you, too, Michelle! So glad you stopped by! I love finding other bloggers from MI! :)

  6. Very cute chair - great job! And it sold so fast!!!
    Would love if you stopped by my linky party to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  7. Very sweet chair! My mother-in-law has bought some of my projects, too.

  8. Such a sweet chair! Love the distressing! Thnaks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change