A Makeover for Church Sale Chairs

A Makeover for Church Sale Chairs

Each year, the church down the street from me has their big sale to raise money. Every year I find something and this year was no different. A couple of chairs were sitting outside just waiting for their forever home. They were a steal so I didn’t mind having to give them a bit of a makeover.

Church Sale Chair MakeoverHere are the chairs after I got done with them.

They were originally priced for $20 each, but I got the pair for just $15.


Chairs - BeforeThis is the before. Nothin’ special about these chairs, but they’re solidly built.

So out came the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.


Chair MakeoverA little bit of distressing and a coat of clear wax finished the chairs off.

Next, I tackled the seat cushions, which was a first for me.


Vintage Chair MakeoverI wanted to recreate the look of a French grain sack on the seat cushion.

I started with drop cloth cut to size, and using painter’s tape, painted stripes on the fabric.
I used a mix of blue and black acrylic paint to get the right shade of blue.


Dropcloth seat cushionThen it was just a matter of wrapping the drop cloth around the existing seat cushion.

Hubby had some upholstery tacks to secure the fabric on the underside.


Painted church sale chairsAnd now I have 2 “new” chairs to replace the Windsor chairs in the dining room.

At just $7.50 apiece, I think it was a great bargain.


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  1. These chairs are gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!
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  2. So crisp and beautiful!

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