Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Vintage Chair Makeover for the Garden~

Hi Friends~
Yesterday I shared with you my treasure hunt haul
and this wonderful vintage chair was among that loot!

I could not believe my luck when I found this treasure.
It was just what I was looking for to makeover for the garden holding a potted flower.

It is sturdy, has great details and just the right size.

So I began the makeover
by taking out the seat
which revealed a perfect size opening to hold a flower pot!!

Next I gave the chair a dry brushing
with honeysuckle bloom.
I wanted the old finish to show through
and look distressed at the same time.
I used a stencil brush for the dry brushing.

Look how the details really pop with this technique!

The opening fit a flower pot perfectly.

And here it is in the little meditation garden with
St. Francis!
Love, Love!!
A coat of varnish so it will last
and enjoying the addition.

Remember the oval flower basket
I also found on the treasure hunt?
It holds these two darling
Daddy's Little Girl Rose pots.


Thanks for stopping by today.
See you next time with more
Southern DayDreams
from Texas.

Ya'll Be Good!!

Celestina Marie


Valerie-Jael said...

I would so love to see your garden, it really looks like a corner of paradise. Your alterations are just fantastic! Hugs, Valerie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That turned out so nice- I like how the details pop! Love the pretty pink flowers against the gray tones!

Jan Hermann said...

I love what you did with the chair - and the oval basket! Everything in your garden is really taking shape. *up here in Michigan, I'm finally seeing a few green buds on all of my Hydrangea bushes - Yeah!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, both your finds look great in your garden, Celeste! Love how you used the chair. That wire basket is just so pretty and is perfect for holding your roses.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, you're something else! The chair is so cute and I love how you've used it for your garden! Darling! You're the most creative one - have I said that before? :) It's true!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

1CardCreator said...

Wow what an amazing transformation! The chair looks beautiful in the garden and so does the pretty wore basket planter. Great job re-purposing them both. ~Diane

Donna said...

That vintage chair looks like it was just made for your garden, Celestina! Your dry brushing technique really makes all of those wonderful details pop! And I love your wire basket with the pretty roses. What a tranquil spot with St. Francis. Love it all!

Down Blueberry Lane said...

Love it Celestina!! It turned out perfect. Can't wait to have warm enough weather to have flowers like you have blooming already. So pretty.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Tthe chair looks so pretty there with your oval basket. It's amazing how the details just popped when you re-finished it. I also have those same pink flowers. xo

Julie Marie said...

Your chair is just gorgeous Celeste!... and I love your little meditation garden with St. Francis watching over it and all who enter... I would sit there all day long amongst the quiet and calmness your meditation garden brings... your basket of roses is so pretty too... you are amazing!... xoxo Julie Marie

Stef@ said...

What beatiful!! It's impossible not love it!! and then there in the garden.. absolutaly its perfect place!!! Have a lovely day!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Celeste I LOVE what you did to it and how your using it!!!

Альбина Рассеина said...

Cute! (

Dorthe said...

A very beautiful corner in your garden, with the chair ,now so lovely altered, and beautiful with the flowers , the basket is wonderful, too, with those red roses in. You really did some wonderful finds, my dear friend. !!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love how the chair turned out. It looks so sweet in the garden!

Sola Scriptura said...

Incredible! I love the makeover... the chair looks as though it has always belonged in the garden.

debi o'neille said...

So much beauty in one garden. Very nice!

Cynthia said...

Love the chair and the basket! I am inspired, as usual! Thank you, Celestina! Much joy~

cynthia lee designs said...

The chair turned out great and it is so pretty with the flower in it!! We have a huge flea market here in 3 weeks...thinking I'm going to look for an old chair!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

LOVE the garden chair! The paint technique really shows off the details so nicely and so perfect that the pot fits in the seat. You did a great job Celeste! Your garden is a showplace!!

Lots of love & hugs, Edie

farmhouse-story said...

the chair turned planter is darling, celeste:) and the planter looks perfect for the roses--daddy little girl-love that name!

Denise said...

Very nice, looks great in your garden.

Heaven's Walk said...

So sweet, Celeste...and such a charming idea! I love it setting next to St Francis sharing the same pretty patina. :) Your roses are just beautiful!

xoxo laurie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

My dear friend, you never cease to amaze me with all the lovely items you create. Such a beautiful chair for your garden and it looks perfect there. Love it!
Have a great weekend.

Kathy said...

Oh how lovely and I am so envious that you can put things like that outdoors and they can LAST. Way, way too much rain here.

Melanie said...

Love the detail on that chair! It looks so good in your garden too! I have never heard of those roses, but I absolutely love them!

Art and Sand said...

Your chair in the garden bursting with color is wonderful.

I wonder if I can find an old chair?

Delvalina Wright said...

It turned so lovely and adorable in your garden! :)
I love that the flowers you picked for that chair is lovely!

Blessing to you my friend.


NanaDiana said...

You did that quick, Celestina Marie. I love how it turned out. I love chairs in a garden and this one is perfect-especially because the right sized opening was already there!

Your gardens are so pretty- xo Diana

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your chair is great! Wish I knew how to do all the different paint techniques! I have a whole shelf of stuff to paint! Your meditation garden is so pretty!

20 North Ora said...

Celestina Marie - What a great job you did on that chair for your garden - which, by the way, looks fantastic.


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love the details in this chair Celestina. It's just beautiful in your garden. Our flowers here are just barely starting to poke out of the ground, so it's wonderful to see your pretty garden! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


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Celestina Marie
Celestina Marie

Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..