I tried ‘shopping’ the house for things to decorate the front porch for Fall.
Hard to believe but nothing was just ‘right’.
Aw, gee . . . another trip to the thrift store.
A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Right?
This plain l’il schoolhouse-lookin’ chair was half off the day I went shopping.
I can do $4 for a chair that will actually be nothing more than a prop on the porch.
I mean, you could sit on it, I suppose.
But then you’d pretty much destroy my Fall ‘vignette’ and you wouldn’t want to do that, would you?
Nothing says “welcome” like a chair that says Please Don’t Sit Here.
I thought about just sanding the guy to distress him a bit and calling it a day.
But why would I do that when I just found my two, ok three, boxes of spray paint?
A quick coat of a light green.
I could’ve just sanded him now. But why, when I have my secret weapon . . .
If you’ve never tried it, ohmygosh, you must! There are so many things you can spray Glossy Wood Tone on, believe me.
Back to my l’il chair.
So, yes, because I sprayed the Wood Tone on, it had that spray-paint-blotchy look.
Honestly, it looks worse in the photos than it does in person.
Now I took a dollar store sanding block and distressed the edges, sanded down the blotches, and wound up with a nice old looking chair.
Are you keeping track?
- Chair – $4
- Spray Paint – on hand
- Glossy Wood Tone – $7 (use a coupon for the craft store to bring the price down)
- Sanding Blocks $1
For about $10 – because I did use a coupon for the Wood Tone – I have a chair that adds a little color and fits right in with Fall.
But I’m thinking it’ll work pretty well year ‘round.
Add some hay, a milk can . . . no, wait! You can’t see the whole porch yet. I have more projects to show you.
For now I’ll show you my ‘antiqued’ chair that I spray painted.
And a cute l’il photo bomber too.