Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday Made It...FINALLY

So, I do realize it has taken me forever to link up and honestly...at about 3:00 today, I didn't think I was going to. Needless to say, I was spray painting in the dark, so I could finish my Monday Made It craft for my classroom. I know, I know, this chair has been all over Pinterest and I have no idea where or who started it first, but here is my version. I am going to use it as a reward for my kids. I think they will like sitting in a fancy chair, even if they are 4th graders:) I found this chair at a local antique furniture shop for 50% (Whoop!). Here is the before picture...

Pretty U.G.L.Y.

I sanded it down, then added some dowel rods so it wouldn't fall apart...as quickly. Here's a picture of it all sanded and clamped so the glue can dry around the dowel rods...

Finally, I added a coat of primer and then some turquoise (I LOVE the color!) Then I had to redo the cushion and I added some zebra print that I already had on hand. I did however, have to revamp the base of the seat. It was in pretty bad shape. I just bought a thin piece of square board from Hobby Lobby and stapled it on the original. Here's the finally picture...Drum Roll.......

I'm so glad I have finally finished a project, just in time, before I head out of town for VEGAS!!!! 
Thank you Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for the great linky. I am super pumped that I have finally been able to participate and I can't wait to look at all the other crafty things out there this week!!!



  1. Abby,

    I LOVE your chair!! I want to find a chair to decorate so bad!! You did such an amazing job with the paint and the cushion!! And I love the detail of the chair... super cute!! I need to go check out some of our antique furniture stores!!

    Lessons with Laughter

    1. We actually don't have many antique stores..I just stumbled upon this one and the chair!! I had been looking everywhere and all I could find were a set of chairs...I only needed one.

  2. Wow! I think your zebra print & turquoise chair looks picture perfect! Thanks for sharing this great before & after makeoever. p.s. Enjoy Vegas!
    Antonia @ forkin4th

    1. At the airport now, waiting to leave...can't wait, Scentsy convention here I come!!!

  3. I love the changes you made to the chair! It looks FANTASTIC!


  4. I love that chair! It really pops! I've been searching for a chair for this all summer with no luck.
    I'm a new follower!

    Strive to Sparkle

  5. Love the zebra stripes! Just popping by to let you know I've given you the Lovely Blog Award. Stop by to check it out!

    Classroom Capers

  6. Your chair is AWESOME!!! I love the color and fabric you picked.
    Modern Kindergarten

  7. Hey There!
    I have nominated you for an award! Come on over to my blog and pick it up! Congratulations!
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  8. Hi! I love your blog!!! I'm your newest follower too! Cute chair too!!!

    I just awarded you an award. Come on over and pick it up!

    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

  9. That chair is great!! It is amazing what a little paint and work can do:) Your students will love it!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  10. cant believe how good the chair looks like...great work...im your newest follower drop by =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  11. WOW!! That turquoise and zebra print look awesome together!

    I am a new follower. Hope you enjoy your time in Vegas!

    Mrs. B's Nook