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Trash Chair DIY Redo!

One of my favorite projects over Spring Break was redoing a wooden chair I picked up off the side of the road. I shared HERE what all I gathered from the side of the road, but in case you missed it, here is what the chair looked like before I painted it.

Yeah, it was pretty sad. All worn and scuffed up. But I got busy and primed it.

Then I painted it a flat black.

And then the fun part began. Excuse the poor photo. I took it with my phone.

I had bought some acrylic paint at Walmart, but I’m here to tell you…it was difficult to work with. It took 2 or 3 coats to make it look even halfway decent. I even ended up using Q-tips to make the polka dots because it was so much easier. I found a couple of paint pens and tried those and that did the trick! It was much easier to work with and a lot quicker. After a coat of clear gloss, here is the finished product!

I think it turned out rather cute! Now I need to fix up a cute place for it!


21 thoughts on “Trash Chair DIY Redo!”

  1. Love this. Would go in almost any room. Where are you using it?
    I love to use old items and work them into what we have now.
    My husband used to do furniture refinishing for a hobby and it's time consuming.
    Blessings, Barb

    my books on
    Ezra and Other Stories, collection of stories
    Vada Faith, women's contemporary
    Barbara A. Whittington


  2. Barb, I am gong to put it in my kitchen. We have a super small corner with a small round table. We don't eat there, so I am making the area my “office”. I am hoping the fun chair will get me sitting there and really getting to “work”. 🙂 Was your house full of your husband's redos?


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