Chair Makeover – After #1

Remember these ugly chairs?

I purchased them for a staging project that never happened.  Thankfully, I only spent $10 on the pair.  I am not crazy enough to spend more than that for these ugly ducklings.

A little of this

A little of this:


A whole lot of newspaper, painters tape and some plastic bags.  Here are the “during” photos (pardon the eerie lighting, I was painting in the garage in the evening before daylight savings time):

And the After:

As I said in a previous post, the difference isn’t dramatic because I used the same color as the chairs were originally.  I am glad to give this pair a new life with under $10 worth of paint and an hour or so of my time.

Unfortunately, these don’t really have a place in my house, they may end up in the storage unit until we move somewhere larger or my dream of opening a store is realized.

Have a great weekend!


** Update – check out the second listing on this website, looks like I made a pretty good investment –




About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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2 Responses to Chair Makeover – After #1

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Hi! Popping over from BNOTP! What a beautiful transformation on the chairs! Amazing the difference!

  2. Paula says:

    It looks great! Isn’t it amazing what a little spray paint can do?

    I’m visiting from MM.

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