Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Farmhouse Chair on the Cheap!!

I am cheap!!  Some may call me thrifty but I am just plain cheap!!  I like unique things but I will not spend a fortune on something.  I will find a way to do it on the cheap!!

So, lets take this chair I found at a yard sale for $5.  It had good bones and the lady conducting the sale said it was her parents so she figured it was about 50 years old.  She said it also had 3 siblings that "died" a long time ago.  So here it is in my garage after bringing it home........

It still has the price sticker on it!!

Anyway, at another sale I found an old Gold Medal flour sack for $4. ( guess where this is going?) So, I removed the dusty, musty seat and painted the chair with chalk paint in olde white. Then I painted some "grain sack" stripes down the back and distressed it. I finished with a coat of clear wax. I then covered the seat with the flour sack. For $9 and some change I got a farmhouse chair!!


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  1. Hi Kari!

    Great make-over. The chair turned out great! Fun stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. that is really crazy cute!! love it! I think the stripes are my fave.

  3. Super awesome Post.. Love it..Hello there.. I'm following ya officially from the inspiration board hop..Lovely blog you have here.Can't wait to read more.. Hope you can stop by & visit me sometime / follow back.. TY So much.. Have a great week.Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

  4. I can certainly relate to liking new things, but not wanting to spend a fortune on them.

    Your garage-sale chair looks fabulous. Great transformation!

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. Following you now. :)

  5. You certainly gave this old chair a wonderful new look. I just love the way this came out, and the flour sack filled the bill beautifully.

  6. Great job! I love it when I find deals like that. I look forward to seeing what else you create.

    Visiting from Very Merry Vintage Style's "Share the Love Wednesday".

  7. Great job! I love it when I find deals like that. I look forward to seeing what else you create in the future.

    Visiting from Very Merry Vintage Style's "Share to Love Wednesday".

  8. It looks so different... and fabulous! Great transformation. It's gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to the Share the Love link party!

  9. Very cute! I just did a sack chair makeover too this week! Great minds think alike!!! :-) Looove your chair.


  10. You are so creative and frugal! This chair is just adorable! Love that you put those stripes on the back! :)

    xoxo laurie

  11. Love it love it LOVE it...the stripes you added are the PERFECT finishing touch!!


    (would be tickled pink if you could drop by my space sometime too...

  12. love it! so charming and for only $9--wow! if you have time i would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on now!

  13. You did a wonderful job on this chair. Wow! What a bargain at $9. Your turned an ugly ducking into a swan!

    Would be delighted for you to link to Potpourri Friday currently in progress!

  14. Well done!!...now following...going back to look around some more...pls come over for a visit and follow along...lots planned....Happy Monday, Mariaelena

  15. Wow, what a great save. love the grain sack details, you did a super job, thanks for linking up here at VIF! xo

  16. Oh I just love your sweet seat! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

  17. Good for you doing things in such a thrifty way and so nicely too! The chair is adorable!

  18. It looks awesome! Great job! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!

  19. I love, love, love your chair redo! I have been looking for some flour sacks to redo my current breakfast table chairs. Your chair turned out great! I am a new follower and would love for you to share your post at my Freshmen Friday linky party for newer bloggers at:


  20. wow, so I had to click on this because I just managed to pick up 8 FREE flour sacks and was thinking of doing something like this. You're is AWESOME! Also, looks like you've already gotten several party invites, but I would just LOVE it if you'd share this at our brand new Trash to Treasure Tuesdays link party over at Kammy's Korner!! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-to-treasure-tuesday-link-party-1.html

  21. Hi Kari, your chair is adorable. I think you did a fabulous job and no, you are not cheap, just careful LOL. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris