Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bistro Chair

While perusing my local Goodwill Store I spotted this beat up old bistro chair and knew it could be a stunner.  
Before:


Finds of the day at Goodwill-including an Ironstone piece


I thought the chair would look good in a soft blue color so I took out some home-made chalk paint that I had made the day before in Mills Springs Blue by Benjamin Moore and painted the chair.  After distressing a little I sealed it with hemp oil/clear wax with just a touch of dark wax in places. 
It's now on my back deck but will be heading to Mes Amis next week to find a new home. 

















37 comments:

  1. I love how this turned out and oh my goodness that hydrangea is gorgeous! Happy Easter!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  2. Thank you Deborah! I love it too and it might just stay on my back deck. I love hydrangeas so I have many around my house both inside and out. Happy Easter!

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  3. That looks great! It is a perfect old chair! Now- I have to find hemp oil-this is about the third time I have heard it mentioned. Is it actually an oil? xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana! I first bought my hemp oil from MMS and I love how easy it is to use. I actually use it with the wax and it seals paint easy peasy. You can buy it from MMS or on amazon from man y companies. I have recently also found it cheap locally. I would give it a try.

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  4. Cute chair...I like it both unfinished and finished!

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    1. Thank you Marigene. The before picture actually looks better then it did in real like. It was really grungy and ugly and I am glad I painted it.

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  5. What a great chair. Love the paint color.

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  6. Great find and love the color you painted it....when I was in France, I pointed out a cute "bistro chair" and they told me they call it a "park chair"...a chair that you fold and take to the park....never knew that...and gorgeous hydrangeas!!!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-that is good to know about the chair. I love hydrangeas!

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  7. Keep it! Keep it! It looks great with the urn. Love the color you chose.

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    1. Thank you Donna! It might become a keeper!

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  8. Here from Common Ground's Marketplace post. How much is the chair? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Kathy--I am selling at Mes Amis -French Flea Market this weekend. If it does not sell on Sat. I will let you know. I always forget to put things in my Etsy shop!

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  9. That is a darling little chair and I just love the color! I'd have a hard time parting with it!

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  10. Adorable chair! perfect with Hydrangeas! I could only wish we have a Goodwill store here in Turkey. :)
    Love everyhting!

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  11. How lucky you were to find that chair! I love the color you chose to paint it and yes, the hydrangea is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you-I have been going through an aqua phase lately!

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  12. I love the color you put on this chair. I must admit I also liked it as you found it.lol! Your hydrangea is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thanks Bev--the before picture is misleading--it looked really bad before!

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  13. Looks like your Goodwill store has some fabulous things to be found! You did a beautiful job on the chair...I found you through Dwellings-The Heart of the Home.
    Judypimperl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Judy--I did find some good things that day at the Goodwill but it defiantly can be hit or miss.

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  14. That is a beautiful chair! And I love that color!

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  15. Love all of your Goodwill finds! You got so lucky with this chair! Love her new color! She is a girl, right? ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

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    1. Thank you Ashley--yes she is girl in aqua and very cute at that!

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  16. Love the color, love the chair! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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    1. Thank you! I would love to share at your party!

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  17. That's quite the find and the color is gorgeous!

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  18. Magnificent redo! I love the color and the distressing is perfect. The chair looks stunning next to your beautiful urn of hydrangeas. Don't think I could part with that chair if it were mine.

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