Friday, May 6, 2011

An Evolution Of A Chair...

  A few weeks ago I found this homely looking chair at our local "Goodwill", along with some other fun little treasures that I am so excited to show you. The chair was only $2.00.. yup. I originally bought the chair to go with my makeup vanity, but after getting it home, I found  out it doesn't really fit well. Needless to say, I am still on the lookout for the perfect little vanity chair. For now this chair is just sitting in my living room being extremely cute...


{Before...}

Picture via iPhone 4

The chair went through a few changes before it's final look....

Picture via iPhone 4

Okay. So first off I wanted to paint the seat of the chair in a chevron pattern, which turned into stripes.. which I hated. I taped the chair off into stripes and painted the stripes in an aqua green color. I just wasn't satisfied...

Picture via iPhone 4

I ended up stripping all of the paint of the seat off the seat portion of the chair & staining the natural wood. I am in love with how it turned out.. ( & can I mention you will be seeing a lot of this technique from me in future.. I have some BIG plans!) To strip the chair I honestly used a screw driver & sandpaper. If it wasn't such a spur of the moment change I would have used paint stripper, but I love the rustic look it gave the seat.

Are you getting sick of this blue color yet?? Yeah, me either. I love it!! I get a lot of questions about what color this is. & I wish I could tell you... I don't know if this is common at Wal-Mart because I never have bought paint there except for this one time, but they didn't label it!! So it's a random blue from Wal-mart if that helps you any...


I love the distressed wood & the dark walnut stain made the distressed wood stand out. 


Mkay. & that pillow is one of my new favorite finds.. Got to love good old TJ Maxx.



So there you go. My lovely little chair.. I'm happy with the way it turned out.  If you have Inquired about being featured on Liz Marie Blog.. I am getting to the e-mails thanks for all of the lovely inquiries, & if you want to be featured e-mail me at Lizmariegalvan@gmail.com.  I hope you all are having a great weekend so far... I hope mine looks up.. I'm still waiting on that handsome marine of mine to come home... I miss him so much. Fingers crossed. 
xx Liz 

87 comments:

  1. AWESOME for $2.00!!! I really love it.

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  2. love it!! love the stained seat. What a great job!

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  3. Lovely! Need to check my local Goodwill more often!

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  4. I love the way this turned out. I do love that blue.
    Au revoir
    Caroline

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  5. Wow, $2, awesome! Can I ask how you stripped the seat? Love how it turned out! :-)

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  6. That is a wonderful color!

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  7. Love it! you did an amazing job!! :)

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  8. I'm glad your chevron and stripes didn't work out b/c I love that the seat has the wood exposed! Looks fantastic!
    Jen
    scissors & spatulas

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  9. I love the dark wood seat. It really looks incredible and makes it so unique!

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  10. That is adorable!!! Great find!! New follower from Saturday Stalk Remix!!!

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  11. That chair is precious! $2 bucks?! Man, I KNOW my thrift store is overpricing their crap!!! It turned out so sweet. Funny, I was holding that pillow today at tJMaxx, but I decided to put it back- shoulda bought it!! I hope your handsome marine comes home quickly and safely for you too :)

    Check out my new blog design! I still need to email you info to be featured, that'd be awesome!!

    Fabulous weekend,
    Julie

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  12. Following Via Super Stalk Weekend.
    LOVE what you have done to that chair.
    http://itgirlsbeware.blogspot.com

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  13. Lov!e this look on dressers and such. Never thought to use it on a chair. Good call! It looks great!

    Am enjoying your blog!

    Best wishes!

    A neighbor down the road (near Raleigh),

    Jenny

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  14. Featured you today! Stop by to snag a featured button :) xo

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  15. I awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award. Love your blog and you gorgeous pics! Gives me inspiration! http://gardenofeden- craftsfamily.blogspot.com/2011/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  16. Saw you on Stalker Saturday so I am now following you. I hope you follow back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com/ I love your ideas on the chair and mason jars too.

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  17. This is gorgeous, and for a whopping $2... ?! WOW! So you know, I also love the color!

    I'm newly following via the "I Heart Maternity" site. And lastly, if you're interested, I'm hosting my first link-up starting tonight, The Sundae Hop. I'd love for you join in!

    I really can't wait to read more! I think I'll dig through your archives now... :)

    Baby Talk without the Babble

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  18. I'm a new follower! I hope you can follow back!

    Krista
    http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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  19. Hi. Found you on the blog hop. If you follow me, I'll follow you back:

    www.heavenlyhumor.blogspot.com

    Please leave your URL so I can find you!

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  20. Lovely chair. My favorite color too! I am a new follower from the sunday strolling blog hop. Your blog is really cute and I look forward to reading more posts. Please come check out my blog and follow me too!
    http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

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  21. I am following you from a blog hop!
    I write a blog as well~
    http://bookreviewsbyjenny.blogspot.com/
    hope you can check it out!
    Your blog is very cute I like it!

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  22. Im your new follower from blog hop! Hope you follow me back too!

    Mimi @ DeyiMizu Beauty Blog

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  23. Wow, that chair has been through a lot! Following you from the Relax and Surf Sunday blog hop. Would love it if you LIKE my page: www.facebook.com/flightlessgoose

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  24. Dang! I was hoping you knew the color.

    Love your style. The pillow. The paint...

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  25. I'm following you from the Give it to Me Monday blog hop! This chair is GORGEOUS!

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  26. You now have a new follower, Can you please Follow back?
    http://christy1986p.blogspot.com/

    Tweet with me on Twitter to.
    http://twitter.com/#!/CHRISTY1986P

    Become a fan on my Christina's voice Fan page.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Christinas-Voice/133218916750446

    Thanks have a great day!

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  27. Congrats you did a FAB job and I love the pillow!!
    TFS New follower:http://marnels.blogspot.com/

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  28. I'm a follower and I love this chair. It sounds like it went through a few versions, but the final is definitely the best! Thanks for the inspiration and crafty fun!

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  29. This is a very sweet chair and I love how it looks with that pillow on it. That one little detail changes the whole look...

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  30. Great re-do! I'm your newest follower too :)

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  31. What a fabulous find and an amazing transformation! You're good!!!

    Following from the Mingle Monday Hop.

    Feel free to stop by my new blog: www.justsayitoldyouso.com

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  32. I'm a new follower!! i really love the chair very creative

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  33. Hey! I am your 1200th follower! The chair is cute and I LOVE the painted mason jars! That may be my project for next week. Thank you for the great ideas. Following from the blog hops. Stop by when you get a chance!

    Jessica
    http://www.mommies2cents.com

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  34. Following you from the Monday bloghop, you can check out my site at http://shandassweepsandfreebies.blogspot.com/

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  35. This chair turned out awesome!

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  36. Love it! I have a chair that is that color!! It was one of the free Glidden paint sample thingies and it was called Robin's Egg Blue, although it is a bit more nuclear power plant than your blue. I am TOTALLY going to paint/stain the seat now. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  37. Ohh this is so my style!! I love the distressed look! Turned out amazing

    -Lindsay
    Delighted Momma

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  38. got here from sweep tight. nice! you ought to join our frugal tuesday tip blog hop. i think everything here would fit in well and you have a lot to share.

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  39. Nope, not tired of it yet! Don't think I would be even if it was sitting in my very own house. Ha. Awesome project -- obviously a talent of yours.

    The follower button isn't working, but I'll try to get back and sign up.

    Pamela

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  40. hi!! I'm a new follower! I found your blog through pinterest! I love all of your DIY projects and your blog is adorable! I saw that you're living in NC..that's where I'm from! :) Can't wait to read more! xoxo

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  41. Wow! I didn't know a chair could evolve so much. That was fun watching.

    I found you off of “I love my online friends Monday hop” from last week. I was hoping to play this week, but no party was thrown. I just became your newest follower. If you would like to return the favor I’m leaving a link to my blog below. I am looking for new friends to exchange comments with.
    Cheers,
    Shanae

    My Blog

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  42. I love it!! Great color too. Thank you for sharing this.

    I am also hosting a giveaway, I would love it if you came and stopped by:
    http://GianandMcKinley.blogspot.com

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  43. Wow - that chair is adorable!! How did I JUST find your blog?!

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  44. **BLOG AWARD** Hey Liz! I have no idea how you feel about blog awards! Some like them, some don't. But, I absolutely love, love, LOVE your blog -read every post! I've got a blog award for you [here ----> http://ohchelsey.blogspot.com/2011/05/2-blog-awards-some-for-you-guys.html] Oh, and you don't necessarily half to do the whole "random facts" thing about yourself. Just know I love love LOVE your blog! ;)

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  45. I just love rescuing old chairs! They make perfect extra seating for cheap and its cute!!

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  46. that chair is adorable! i love the soft color!

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  47. Liz, Don't be surprised if you wake up one morning and all the unwanted and underloved chairs in your area have made their way to your front door to give them a chic second life!
    This is a very sassy chair. I just LOVE the color!
    Yvonne

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  48. blog hopping! new follower love the chair! stop for a visit http://dedastudios.blogspot.com

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  49. my favourite color....love it Liz...xo
    Lucy

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  50. I love the color - looks fabulous, Liz!

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  51. Too cute! Aqua is my absolute fav color-great job!

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  52. Wow, great job!! I never seem to have the forsight for this type of project!
    I’m visiting from the Middle Matters blog hop, I’m already a follower of your great site. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog, have a look around and if you haven't already, maybe follow me back!!
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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  53. (btw-please link back to WW!)

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  54. That is so cute!! I wish I was that creative when it comes to turning random stuff into treasures.

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  55. Love the color. What a great find!
    ~Heidi

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  56. LOL! I bought a huge heavy dining room table and I love it paid $50 for it. I wanted it for my sewing room so I could have one huge work area.
    One end is for my machine and the rest is my cutting and work area. The person that had it before me used it for her crafting and there is glue and stuck on lint on the top I have not yet refinished it but would love just redo the top. Now it has my cutting board on it and the damage can't be seen. Someone said I could lightly wipe it down with some paint thinner but I a skidish about doing that. I don't want to make thing worse.
    I am following you via the WW blog hop. Please follow me.

    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/

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  57. Love your new chair! Glad you didn't stop at the stripes cause this looks amazing!

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  58. Sick of a light teal blue? Impossible! I like the dark stained set better than the stripes too! My bottom would look great on that seat! Come and link it to Workshop Wednesday. It would be a great addition to the party!

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  59. I have a friend who loves to redo furniture the way you do! I will forward on.
    I found you on the blog hop.

    You can return the favor at:

    Dallas Single Mom Examiner blog!

    Facebook!

    Twitter!

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  60. cool... I LOVE that!
    stacey
    http://wearnailpolish.blogspot.com

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  61. Beautiful transformation, Liz! Thank you so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! :)

    Roeshel

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  62. Following you in twitter now too @DeniseLillaRose from Twitter Hop.

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  63. I'm a new follower to your blog and I love what you did to this chair. I am looking to refurbish some furniture I have and I was wondering if you could tell me how you did it to the chair? Thanks!

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  64. I love the chair makeover, I hope you will join in on my link party tomorrow, also I'm your newest follower found you from the blog hop, hope you will check out mine!

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  65. So chic! It turned out wonderful, love it!

    I'm a new follower from the Nice to Tweet you Blog Hop, I'm now a blog and twitter follower of yours :) Please stop by my twitter @MommyDigger and blog www.MommyDigger.com and say hello!

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  66. Love it!!!


    I would love for you to come link up your post at my "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! And... please link up some of your other favorites from blogs you love! Then, those bloggers will also get lots of unexpected, encouraging comments! It's all about encouraging one another for His praise!

    Blessings!
    Melanie

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  67. Love this so much I'm featuring it today!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  68. Hi following from the weekend Gathering Hop :)

    Stop By spot..http://adime-atatime.blogspot.com/

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  69. Love what you've done with the chair. Lovely colour. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

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  70. This looks great and I love the color!

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  71. The after is SO much cuter. Love how it turned out!! Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

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  72. Your amazingly talented - LOVE your DIY's and better yet LOVE your style. Cant wait to play catch up on your Blog. Your newest follower....

    Here from the weekend blog hop and would love to have you pop on by Little Miss Mama.

    Will be hittin' your Facebook and Twitter Pages next :) Woo Hoo

    Xo
    Tairalyn @ www.little-miss-mama.blogspot.com

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  73. Such a pretty chair and the pillow is a perfect touch!

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  74. Thank goodness for failures. People are afraid of trying something for fear of it not turning out just right...........well thank goodness you didn't.
    That chair with a stained seat looks freakin' great and I have seen no other like it! Look forward to reading more in your blog.
    ~Kristina, new follower, too...

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  75. Absolutely love it! And the sweet little bird pillow! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  76. I love this and I would love it if you shared it on the Glitter link party this week! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/running-with-glitter-9-link-party.html
    xoxox
    Kelly

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  77. I LOVE thrift store finds!!! This was a great one, and that color is perfect!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  78. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your chair today! Please take a look and grab a button while your over there!

    http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/05/time-to-shine-features-no-17.html

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  79. Very pretty! Love it. One of my FAVORITE colors to work with!

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  80. turned out great! love the final result!

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  81. I love the color and the bird pillow you added in it!

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  82. I love your chair and what you did to the seat. So lovely!
    I love that color too - and i get most of my spray paint from Walmart.
    Stopping by from Momnivore's Creative juice Thursday

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  83. Love what you did to this chair! What a great transformation. This post would be great at my weekly blog party "from trash to treasure" I hope you'll join in.

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  84. You certainly had fun with the chair...love the finished product!

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