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?