November 18, 2011

$5.00 thrift chairs to my FAV new chairs!!

I knew they had potential as soon as i laid eyes on them down the a set of four!!

 and they folded up so well...... 

So after a couple coats of spray paint and popping out the seats--and working on the legs and frame to take the "wiggles" out.....I just tightened each screw and voila..they were a lot sturdier !

I decided to try a transfer....I found mine at
coolest place EVER!!!

Use a paint brush to apply the Citrasolv ( i picked mine up at a local health food store) over the print you are transferring...HINT***you must print the transfer from a copier that uses toner.......Tape your transfer down to be sure it stays in place....

Use a spoon and apply pressure to the transfer...

Peel back to see if it transferred....
 I used a staple gun and covered the original padded seats with the fabric--I did double the fabric to get the color I wanted....

I used them for my daughter's baby shower last week -- here's the link if you are looking for shower decorating ideas.....
and they will be out again on Thanksgiving!

I am linking up to:

Gail's Catch as Catch Can Thursday Party

check her out--she ALWAYS has something going on!!!

Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday-great ideas and wonderful tutorials.....

Check out the Whites!
and.....Perfectly Imperfect


  1. That is a splendid transformation. That the chairs fold would have clinched it for me too.

  2. I love it when I see a before picture and can't see the potential in it and then BOOM beautiful!!! These chair were just that!

  3. Thank you for posting this. I've been wondering how to print on fabric. Do you need to spray something on the fabric after you transfer the print? Your chair looks beautiful. Looking forward to following your blog.

  4. How cute!!! I love the graphic--it's perfect!

    FYI--I'm hosting a $50 Home Depot gift card giveaway and I'd love for you to stop by and enter to win!

  5. Very professional. The style of the chairs and the design changed from drab to fab.

  6. You're so sweet! thanks for linking up and linking back!
    I LOVE your chairs! love, love, love 'em. I have been looking for citrasolv and couldn't find it at my regular stops so I ordered some online yesterday. I didn't know you need "toner" :(
    Just means an extra trip to staples.
    ps definitely catching you this week!

  7. What a COOL idea! I would never have believed they came from such humble beginnings! Well done!


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