I've been hearing the word "Repurpose" quite a bit lately. It seems to be the trendy thing to take an item and give it new life, or "purpose". Well, here's my own re-purposing story. This was a fun little diy project that I completed in a weekend, and with a relatively small monetary investment.
I found this adoreable little chair at an estate sale. Isn't it cute?? Looks like it might have been used as a naughty chair at one time :) I knew I had to have it, but didn't quite know for what. There's not much free space in my house, and we don't have any little people, either. Then it hit me ~ I'll use it to display a pot of flowers on my front porch!
Step 1: I sanded the laquered finish off the wood. This would help the paint to adhere better.
Here is the chair after one coat of paint applied. I used a quart of exterior paint with primer that I found on the "OOPS" rack at my local paint store. Luckily I was open to the paint color. I think the light shade of green is very nice, don't you? It took 3 coats of paint to cover everything completely. Since it was a warm day with low humidity, the coats took barely any time to dry. Bonus!
Here is the completed chair! I think it holds my vintage bucket filled with wave petunias rather nicely :) Total cost for the chair and half a quart of paint = $10. Priceless!