Princess Chair Makeover {Curbside Treasure}

Need a special little spot for a princess? Take some inspiration from this princess chair makeover.

Mondays are hard around here. Not for the usual reasons, but because it’s trash day. Maybe some day when I’m old and gray I’ll have time to remake all the treasures I see at the curb on Monday mornings, but usually I just grit my teeth and drive on by, knowing that I don’t have room in my van, space in the garage, or time in my day to take on all these lost causes. But a few still grab me, like this child’s chair.

Princess Chair saved from the trash

Only after I brought it home did I realize it was probably a rocking chair at some point. I’m handy, but I’m not going to whittle a pair of rocking skids, no way. But a little wood glue on the joints and a coat of fresh white Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloane is a good start.

Then it’s off to the races. I started with a crown graphic from the web, which I traced using graphic transfer paper, then penned over with a silver pen. The pink parts are just pink Sharpie®.stencil for crown detail

apply stencil for crown detailoutline for crown detailUse marker for crown detail

I gussied up the bottom with the same wide ribbon that I used in the hallway hideaway makeover.

About then my little princess came over to inspect, and she requested more pink. Because every little girl at some point requests MORE PINK. I used ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape to section off the arm rests and top posts for a pink-dip treatment. She doesn’t know that the dipped look is hot right now, but it is!

skirt for princess chair

tape off for color dip on princess chair

Then a bit more embellishment with my silver pen, for the royal treatment.

embellishment on arms of princess chaircompleted princess chair

My little princess loves her new reading chair that got the royal treatment.

It’s ok, you can trash talk me if you want to. Now you what really gets me going on Monday mornings.

Princess Chair title

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By the way, I’m going to enter this project over at a contest that ScotchBlue has going on right now, and you can enter your project, too! Just head on over to the ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape contest site before July 15 to win $5,000 for your home improvement dreams. Best wishes!

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  1. Joann B.

    Hope you win, Darla! That chair is adorable! Good luck!

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