Monday, May 23, 2016

Vintage Chair Makeover for the Garden

Hi Friends.
Two years ago I found this great vintage chair
on a junkin trip!!

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 large stencil brush for the dry brushing.



Love the design.



Look how the details in the carving really pops with this technique!


The opening fit a flower pot perfectly.


And here it is in my garden.
A coat of varnish so it will last
in the elements and enjoy!

I've moved it around several times,
which seems to happen in the garden.

As plants and flowers grow,
makeovers and rearranging  takes place.



Recently I added a straw hat from the dollar store.
Picked up a few faux flowers also from the dollar store,
then
hot glued them on the brim in a pleasing arrangement.
I added a little nail to the top of the hat to hold it in place when it's windy.





Have a great new week.
I'll be in the studio swinging my paint brushes!
xo

45 comments:

Stacey said...

I love this!! You made it look so easy too. I love the height that the chair adds to the space. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful creation for your garden. Hugs, Valerie

Jan said...

Love the "potted" chair!! The dry-brushing looks wonderful.

Hugs,
Jan ♥

Sue Kosec said...

Aren't chairs in the garden FUN? I used to have one but made the mistake of not slapping on a coat of varnish and the elements did its damage. Enjoyable while it lasted though.

Your garden is delicious!
xo
SuZeQ

craftyles said...

Celeste, I love how you repurposed that chair. It has such beautiful carving that now shows up after you painted and refinished it. Looks perfect in your garden. p.s.-love the hat hanging on the corner!

Debbie said...

This is as cute as can be, Celestina!!! LOVE it!!
Debbie
xo

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I just adore your beautiful chair. I have a chair on my front porch that I need to re-do. Maybe this was just the inspiration I needed. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Donna said...

Your chair looks so at home in your beautiful garden, Celestina! And the dry brushing technique you used really brought out all of the wonderful details in the carvings. Perfect!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love this sweet little chair!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hope my comment went through!

Claudia said...

Dear Celeste,
what a lovely chair and how wonderful you did a Renewal to him! Such a great and wonderful job!
Hope, you are well, my dear friend!
Sending Love and Hugs and Blessings,
Claudia xo

Breathtaking said...

Hello Celestina Marie!:) How clever of you revamp the chair and use in this way. It's such a good idea and looks lovely.:)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a darling makeover of your thrifted chair, Celeste! The dollar store hat with faux flowers really adds a sweet element. It looks perfectly happy and content in your garden. Love and hugs are sent your way!

Roosterhead Designs said...

"Jackpot!" Celeste : ) So happy you found this perfect treasure to
remake as your own. I love to visit here and see your wonderful inspiring ideas!
Thank you for sharing~ (mean that sincerely:) I would love to give this a try! Have a blessed week friend, Karen O

Roosterhead Designs said...

PS if I may : )
The hat is an amazing idea! Just delightful friend~

Lisa said...

Oh it's perfect! Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

Alessandra said...

I love your restyling! This is a great job, a very beautiful transformation. Now the chiar is very pretty and it looks so cute in your garden
Hugs
Alessandra

Daniela said...

Well, it seems really made for you and for your garden, it adds such a touch of artistry, well done, my lovely !!!

Enjoy the remainder of this week just begun, sweetie, sending my dearest love to you

Dany

Kim said...

so pretty! I have always wanted a chair planter in the garden, but haven't gotten around to it. I have to keep my eyes on the curb...perhaps I'll find one like yours!

Feral Turtle said...

Oh WOW Celeste! What a find and I LOVE the transformation. ahhhhhhh to have your beautiful garden.....

Jill said...

Looks lovely! I have 4 of them in my yard with flowers, I saw the idea on Pinterest last year and loved it! :-)
Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Jill

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Very Nice...I love all the detail showing through and it looks perfect for your garden :)

Silvana Joanne said...

What a beautiful touch to your garden! It looks like it was made to be there all along! Looks great with the hat!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great find and a wonderful makeover. The chair looks so good in your garden and I love the hat on it. I am always moving things around in my garden too.

Glad to see that you are creating again, I have missed you my friend.

Take care and have a wonderful week.

Hugs,
Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love the hat! Can I borrow it the next time I come over for tea? heehee! Hugs!

Debby Ray said...

What a perfect little chair for your garden! The paint truly makes it even more perfect! Love the style and lovely design, highlighted by the painting technique! Have a great week!

Rose L said...

I always think chair planters are so cute! That is a lovely one.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

lOVE IT! Last summer, in our alley, someone was getting rid of a fabulous vintage chair as such. I too painted it and I have it in my elegant living room where its vintage and humble look balance out all the rest. GOOD FIND, my friend!

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, You never cease to amaze me. Your re-purpose and creative art (Hat & Chair) makes the garden pop with beauty, joy and peace. Thanks for sharing with all of us!
Kind regards,
LJ

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, oh I love what you did with the chair. The paint color is really pretty and I love the hat too. :)
Hope you have a nice week and holiday.
Julie

Kathy said...

I adore how the dry brushing brought out the details. Beautiful!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your little garden chair is perfectly charming, my dear Celeste! Such a transformation with a little paint and sweet flowers and hat! I would never guess it was the same chair. Love how the paint highlights the carvings so nicely, too. Wishing you sweet blessings this week. Hugs xo Karen

Anna said...

Lovely makeover !!!!
Have a shinny day !
Anna

Dorthe said...

It is so lovely in your garden, with the renovated chair, carrying different of beautiful flower post, Celeste. A romantic touch whatever you "plant" in the hole. I love your distressed painting of it, and so sweet adding the hat!!!
I hope you can keep it for many years , to come.
Warm hugs from Dorthe

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Afternoon Dear!
This chair is meant for this special spot in your garden and adds just the right height too!
I love a chair in a garden and then your pretty hat nonchalantly placed on it adds just the right amount of charm and wonder.
Have a beautiful day and week!
Blessings to you sweet friend,
xo
Jemma

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a darling chair. You did a fabulous job on making it over. It looks so cute in your garden, especially with the hat. Blessing to you...xo

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the chair in your garden and the hat is so pretty!!
~Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very pretty! I love the dry brush look. I use my stencil brushes for everything! I learned the hard way that I need to add a finish to all my painted wood garden things. It is on the list of things to do for this summer! Love the addition of the hat...great idea!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is a great chair. Looks cute with the potted plant. I had a neat chair years ago that I let go of and wish now that I didn't. It had a solid wood seat but the upper back area had the neatest carved design. What a silly person I was to let it go!

Art and Sand said...

Great minds think alike - I just put an old chair out in the garden with a basket of flowers on it.

Angélica D said...

Hi dear celestina,, realmente te quedo una silla muy encantadora ,, me encanta como se ve en tu jardín llena de flores

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is a great chair, and I do love how the details just pop when you painted it, I love the addition of the hat, such a great idea and I like the price you paid for it :)

handmade by amalia said...

I love it! The chair add such whimsy and beauty to the garden.
Amalia
xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Painting the chair honeysuckle really shows the design. It's such a charming chair, and looks nice in your garden. Love your straw hat with the red flowers.

Happy Memorial Day weekend, Celestina.

love, ~Sheri

Linda M. said...

Celeste, I love the chair and how it turned out. Thanks for sharing your great treasures.
Hugs, Linda

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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..