Every once in a while I hit a yard sale where the owners are just trying to get rid of their stuff, and could care less how much the item sales for! I actually have dreams about these sales! (Weird, I know.) A few years ago I found once such sale in Phoenix. The owner was selling two of these chairs for $4 and I was thrilled!!
One chair was this natural wood color, and the other was a dark purple. I was so excited to refinish them that I forgot to take the before pic of the purple one, but trust me when I say it was pretty bad!
First I sanded as much wood as I could. I did not sand the seat as wicker obviously doesn’t sand.
Next I used Kiltz spray primer and covered everything! Once it was dry, I used 220 grit sand paper and smoothed the grit that primer often leaves.
Then I did two coats of Krylon’s Paint Plus Primer in White.
When it was dry, I heavily spot sanded some areas to distress it.
I love how they turned out! They are some of my favorite decorating pieces to use and add flair to a corner!
Total cost: $10 for two chairs!
Your turn: What is the best yard sale deal you’ve ever scored?
2 thoughts on “Yard Sale Chair Redo”
Wow, talk about going from throw away to let it stay! I love how fresh and clean it looks. Was the paint and primer you used all spray paint?
Right?! Yes, all spray paint! It’s help up so well too!