Friday, February 1, 2008

Thrift Store Makeover..........

This little chair was purchased at the Goodwill for $3.00. As you can see, the seat is in perfect condition. The rest of the chair was painted white and had a few scratches. This particular chair was purchased for a desk in a teenagers room with accents of animal prints.

Once again I decided to use Mod Podge to give my chair a new and unique look. I chose plain, brown tissue paper for most of the chair (legs, supports) and a cheetah print for the back.

Why use Mod Podge to refinish a piece of furniture? (and I use a lot of it).

  • It's inexpensive

  • It's easy

  • It's not as work intensive: no priming, sanding or stripping

  • It hides damages, scratches and dent
    It gives you the ability to specifically match items to your decor

Always finish your completed piece with a clear, spray polyurethane.
Total Cost: $3.00 (I happened to have an endless supply of tissue and Mod Podge).

Instructions :
  1. Cut your tissue into small squares

  2. Apply Mod Modge to a small area of your piece and then apply the squares

  3. Apply more mod podge on your squares to smooth the tissue out

I am waiting for my teen to clean up her room so I can post the entire space on my site. The room is painted red and all accents are done in animal prints. Lots of thrift store purchases in this room. Hopefully the room will be posted soon................................
Some general information on this product. Mod Podge is available in most craft stores. It comes in glossy, flat, sparkle, hard coat, fabric and outdoor. Here is the product link:
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