Lipstick on a Pig? - Chair gets a Makeover

Have you ever heard the saying "You can't put lipstick on a pig"?  I remember the first time I heard it I almost fell over with laughter.  Well let me tell you, this chair was a real oinker. 

I found it at the Courtice Flea Market two weekends ago.  As soon as I spotted it, I felt that excitment we have all felt rummaging through row upon row of vendors wares.  After seeing that Mr. Vendor only wanted 10 dollars for it, my husband was already carrying it to the Jeep.

I couldn't wait to get out the white paint.  Once I came home and took the necessary (for blogging) before pictures I started to dismantle the seat.  The material was wretched and smelled like...well you get the idea.

The fabric I used, although I think it's adorable and was an IKEA steal at $3.99 a yard is only temporary until I find an equally good deal on a perfectly delish French grain sack...(good luck with that I know...pricey).

If anyone knows who sells them for a reasonable price, please let me know.

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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful $10.00 chair...thanks for showing her off at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope you had a good time at the party!


Gretchen said...

Wow, you've made a great chair out of this $10 find. Looks so perfect dressed in white with the new IKEA fabric. Thanks for sharing and stop by my blog if you have the time. I did a makeover of a pig of a mannequin. :) It went from bad to fab.

Alaina said...

Don't you just love it when you find a bargain and you know you can make it cute for next to nothing.

Anonymous said...

hey i was at your house ealier today...and then i checked and you were visiting me....cool come back, and i will see what kind of monkey business i can muster up..sorry you missed the magnet men....i still think they were funny, but somebody made a comment....so well ya know...I am a crowd pleaser, well at least to the yelping minority.

eva said...

Just found your wonderful blog today.

I love the way you make over the chair and i also love the tag "INSPIRE" is that from wood ?

Debbie~ said...

What a wonderful transformation, it's beautiful and I looove the fabric you used! Happy WW! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Tina said...

Oh I love your chair makeover Marina! I love your IKEA fabric. I know grainsacks are expensive, but you could use a burlap coffee sack, I got mine for $5 from my local coffee shop as they roast their own beans on site. Or the gorgeous and very clever Samantha from The Nest made a brilliant fake grainsack pillow, you could make a fake grainsack cover?. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

Deepali Kalia Filling Spaces said...

Lovely' i am working on few upholstery projects:)

freckled laundry said...

Great chair makeover. Saw your name in the comment section on another blog. You had me at "shabby" and "white." Looking forward to following you.


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