To all of my American readers, Happy almost 4th of July! I can always tell when this holiday is coming because I don’t get any sleep. The 11 p.m. fireworks keep me up at night, plus I’m getting up at 6 a.m. to get some painting in before the day heats up too much. So I think it’s fair to say that this is not really one of my favorite holidays. Regardless, I’m going to celebrate with a giveaway at the end of this post, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom!
When I said I was going to post every day this week, I hope you guys realized that I meant just the weekdays. Which brings me to the final post of the week.
I brought home a pair of library chairs from a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.
When you get up close and personal, you can see that the finish on the chairs was pretty tired.
But that was a pretty quick fix using some paint.
I cleaned the chairs using some TSP substitute, then I brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle’s Caviar. Once dry, I sanded to distress the edges and then added a small section from a stencil to the chair back.
I’m always amazed by how much character such a simple detail can add.
I added a topcoat of clear wax to protect the finish and to give them that perfect subtle glow that comes from waxing.
This pair of chairs is no longer tired looking, and they are ready to head to a new home. So if any of you locals are in need of a pair of library chairs, be sure to check out my available for local sale page.
So tell me, which garage sale makeover from this week was your favorite?
The button box …
The bird cage …
One of the buckets …
Bessie the cow …
The shoe forms …
Or the library chairs …
Let me know which one you liked the best!
And just to make it more fun, and because I haven’t done a giveaway in a while, today I’ll draw a name from all of those who leave a comment here on today’s blog post and the winner will receive a red, white & blue themed prize.
Included is 16 oz of Honky Tonk Red, Antebellum Blue and Fluff (white), plus one of my favorite decorating books, American Style by Country Living.
Thank you to Dixie Belle for providing the paint I’m giving away today!
The rules: to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post. If you can’t think of anything to say, just let me know which of my garage sale makeovers was your favorite. Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.
I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).
The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $90 if the prize is not claimed by Friday, July 10, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.
P.S. You do not have to be an American to win my Independence Day themed prize! I have no idea if they are letting packages across the borders these days, but I’m willing to give it a shot.