Monday, June 27, 2011

Meet, I heart My Glue Gun, Week 9!!!

 Hi all you Type A readers!

I am SO excited to be over here at Type A today! Tammy has an awesome blog, and she's just as sweet as can be!

My name is Janet, and I'm the proprietor of I HEART My Glue Gun! I'm a mommy to four kids and I'm blessed to be able to stay at home with them! 

 I love crafting, home decor on a budget and being INSPIRED by other bloggers! Blogging is such a fantastic way to get the creative juices flowing-I love to take something I see and tweak it a bit, putting my own spin on it! 

 So today, I want to show you a chair that I picked up at a local thrift shop for $7.00

I was totally drawn in by the floral design on pretty! But, the chair could use a makeover. So that's what it got!

 First things first-disassemble the chair.

Lookin' better already.

 Now it's got a fresh coat of Rustoleum's Heirloom White....stinkin' LOVE this color!

Then I applied some ralph lauren faux technique glaze (so glad I got this stuff before they discontinued it!) 

I got it into all the little crevices and let it sit for a minute before wiping it off with a wet rag.

I then used the burlap I bought at walmart for $1.68 to cover the seat. 

I stapled the flat sides first, and then gathered the corners by pinching them, then pressing them down and stapling.

And then the chair appears to be finished!

 Only, I feel like it's missing something! So after some thought, I came up with something-a monogram of our last name's letter. So I busted out my cricut (a.k.a. My PRECIOUS) and whipped up a "G" monogram.

I cut my "G" out on contact paper that I got at the $0.99 cents store, and stuck it to the chair seat.

 After dabbing with paint and letting it dry, I CAAARRREFULLLY pulled back the stencil and voila! A beautiful "G" monogram, which I think provided the PERFECT touch to my chair!

 So there you have it! From Shabby to Chic, and PERFECT for our bathroom vanity!

Thanks for having me Tammy, and I hope you guys will hop on over to my blog and check it out! 

 Happy Monday!

Janet, thanks so much for the awesome post!  You really ROCKED that chair!


Jessica said...

Love this! I am so impressed at the transformation - the initial is so cute!

Lindsay @ whimsy.girl said...

Cute! Love the burlap and the monogram!


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