On Monday I mentioned that I am starting a new series called How to Shop Yard Sales Like a Pro. I am super excited about sharing my yard sale love and will be posting the next part of the series next Monday.
So it seemed only fitting to share a great yard sale redo today. I picked up these 2 antique folding chairs at a yard sale last summer.
Even though the finish was very rough, I still thought they were awesome. And they certainly beat the ugly metal folding chairs we use these days!
I transformed these chairs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in old white. And then I figured, why not add some numbers for character. My husband Mitch asked what the numbers stood for. I had to break the news that they don’t stand for anything – they just look cool. And they make people like him ask silly questions.
I think they look perfect now. I can think of lots of great ways to use these chairs. You can tuck one away in the corner. Pull them up to a breakfast table. Use one at a desk. Or even use one as a small side table.
And of course you could store them away for when extra guests are around. Look how skinny they fold up – they are only about 3 inches thick!
Pretty and functional – I love it.
This was actually my first time using ASCP in old white though I have used pure white several times. It definitely has a more ivory, aged tone to it. Here is a side by side comparison to give you more of an idea of the difference. The two whites really do give a completely different feel.
So which white do you prefer – the more vintagey old white or the fresher pure white?
And what do you think about the numbers? Do they add character or are they just sort of random?
I am sharing this chair transformation at Knick of Time, Shades of Amber, Funky Junk Interiors, Crafty Scrappy Happy, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The 36th Avenue, Mod Vintage Life, Beyond the Picket Fence, Simple Home Life, Miss Mustard Seed, Tatertots and Jello, and Domestically Speaking.