Hey Tatertots & Jello groupies! I am elated to be a guest on this amazing blog today! I am new to blogging and thoroughly loving it. I have a blog called Ms Smartie Pants. I would love for you to stop and by and check out some of my projects.
Friends are the best! I don’t know what I would do without my friends, but friends who dumpster dive for you are a whole difference group of friends. My girlfriend saw this chair in the alley by the trash can and rescued it knowing I could do something with it. As if that wasn’t good enough… she even delivered it and mentioned that she thought it would be so cute made up with scrapbook paper. Well that got my wheels to crankin’ in this old head of mine. You can see it was in good shape but not so cute, something had to be done about that!
I gave it a really good sanding and got off that uuuugggllly sponged paint, whatever made us think that was cute??? Anyway then I gave it several fresh coats of white spray paint, sorry no pic, visualize. I wanted to change it up so it wouldn’t look like your basic school chair so I drilled wholes in the back with a 1/2 in drill bit.
Then I took scraps of fabric and tore them into strips. I tied 3 or 4 in each whole. I did this all across the top and on different places on the chair. I love the texture it adds and think any little girl would love the feel of it.
I mod podged different scrapbook papers on and put about four coats to make sure they don’t peel up. I don’t spend alot of time on this I didn’t want it to be all perfect and I am NOT a measurer!
See “giggle& play”….
and dance. I think I need to add more. I just used different scrapbook stickers I had and mod podged over those too!
Here is the finished piece. I just love it!!! It will be perfect for my niece’s playroom.
Jen thanks for spotlighting me today! Blog love to you!!!
Mary N. says
Thanks guys! She loves it, I brought it to her today and she keeps says May May's chair. CzaCza, ooops, I looked it up on the internet. I am going to have to fix it! Thanks again Jen, I have had alot of guest stop by!
Country Dreaming says
Free–my fav word. Love the transformation. Any girly girl would love this.
Good Time Charlie says
I love those kind of friends. My beautiful friends call me first when they see something on the side of the road. I have rescued somre pretty amazing things this way. I would giggle too if I sat in this adorable chair. What creativity with the little fabric scraps! That chair is priceless. Thank you for sharing. I also adore that "planted chair", gave me some great ideas for what to do with a drawer and a chair I found on the side of the road!
Sue (Someone's Mom) says
Laura's chair is darling! What a fun idea for a little girl's room. Thanks for introducing us to a new creative blog friend!
Very cute chair – perfect for a little girl!
Together We Save says
That chair is very cute!! Heading over now to check out more!!
Great stuff! Love the chair and so many of the ideas on Smartie Pants!
For those of you trying the fruit project, it should be Le poire, not La poire. (La pomme is fine!)
All that high school French pays off occasionally!!
To heck with the kiddo's, I would so love to have that chair! Very creative!!
I have never seen a freaking cuter chair in all my life. The little girls in my life would be SOL because I would keep it all to myself!! Going over to your blog right now to follow you!
The vase to lamp transformation is beautiful! I love how it turned out!
Adorable chair. I also love your "planted" chair. So clever.
That chair is so adorable. I love it. I wouldn't mind having a chair like that for myself :p
adorable! Off to check out her blog, ty!
Kelli @ RTSM says
That chair is adorable!
That is so very cute! Heading over to her blog now 🙂
Country Mouse says
My Mom is a PreK school teacher…she needs a chair like that! I would love to make her one!!! Hmmm, must find a chair now!!! Love the Smartie Pants blog!!! Thanks for sharing!:)
Nancy's Couture says
Oh my goodness! That chair is too cute!!!! My daughter needs a chair like that.
Nana's Fun Stuff says
That chair is so darn cute!! I'm hoppin over to Laura's page to see what else she's done 🙂 thanks Jen for sharing Laura's stuff with us 🙂
Um. I NEED that chair.