Going a Little Fun n' Funky

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On a cool, downright chilly March evening,
I waited...
 {not so patiently, cause I was freezing my patootie off}
at an outdoor auction for THREE hours to bid on the chair below.

Although it was funky ...and not in the good kinda way funky,
I had visions in my head of the beauty she could be!

Pretty disgusting, huh???
But for $3.00, how could I pass her up?

Removed the cushion and began my transformation...

 With sexy little legs like these, she just had to have potential! 

While I already had a can of Annie Sloan Old White open,
I decided to do double duty and paint the old farm table below.

After years of wear and tear, it needed some serious TLC, too!

After the painting was complete,
I recovered the old cushion 
with a fun and funky (in a good way) pink leopard print upholstery fabric.
...or is it a cheetah print, I can never keep the two straight!

Anyhow, here she is, 
restored and looking quite pretty, if I do say so myself! :)
Hoping she will find a new home soon, selling both pieces in my booth.

Now on to my next project....


Linking Post To:
Fridays at Redoux @ Redoux
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff & Nonsense
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Share Your Creations @ Kristen's Creations
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm


  1. I love it. You are so talented. Love the pink cheetah print. Great for a girl's room.

  2. What a fabulous transformations! I love the funky print you chose for the chair.

  3. What a change! I love to do fun, funky stuff sometimes too! Freezing? Oh my, where are you? We have been wearing shorts for weeks here. Just come stay with me until your area is warm.

  4. that chair is sexy!! I am sure she will find a home in some ladie's wonderful dressing room!!

  5. I pulled Kaje' down to look at the chair and table. I've been trying to explain to her about what we could do with old furniture to make her home cute. She really liked the print on the chair too. Our thrift store doesn't get too much that's not completely worn out (we're pretty frugal in my area) but if we could find something like this. She forgets too that her mom is a cabinetmaker and can fix drawers, etc. I bought a bar stool once that had a cracked seat and looked awful but I pulled out the clamps, glued it, and after it was redone you can't even tell there was ever a crack there. It's been 17 years and it's still holding together and looking good! You're inspiring me to paint. I think I'll get brave soon and spray paint two little tables in my front room. I can't decide if they should be maroon or blue though, what do you think? You've seen pictures of my front room and the main colors are maroon and blue with my Americana stain on the wood. I thought it would change it up and be cute. What do you think?

  6. Your table and chair looks wonderful!! I love the funky leopard print!

    Hey, I'm not far from Charlotte if you ever need a shopping buddy!

    Have a great week!

  7. Wow! I love both transformations Rhonda!

  8. worth the wait
    i'd say

    love these pieces
    in their new coats of paint

    and so glad
    you linked up
    to Fridays Unfolded!


  9. Looks great! What a transformation!

  10. Great transformation! Gosh, I haven't been to an auction for so long...I used to go all the time...so much fun! I 'liked' you on FB to follow along...hope you'll come visit me too! Little Bit

  11. I don't know if it's leopard or cheetah, either, but I love it! What a great transformation. I'm hoping to do one of my own with a zebra print soon - glad to see more love for the funky animal prints!

  12. Please do contact me! I'm always up for some fun girl time and shopping! I love to shop!

  13. I love them both!! Especially. That table!! So cute!!

    Lou cinda

  14. Great transformations! Love the pink cheetah fabric.


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