Thrift Store Find and Painted Chair Legs

Painted Chair Legs Making Home Base

There is a special place I like to go here in town. A fun thrift store that I love to visit with a dear friend of mine. I don’t always find something but I always have a great time. A few weeks ago, my friend and I headed over to our thrift store and I quickly scanned the small warehouse not finding anything that caught my eye until suddenly I saw the back of a chair.

I held my breath while I walked around to the front hoping that it would look just as good from the front. And it was… perfect! A houndstooth wing back chair in pristine condition. SOLD…err, I mean taken because to my surprise the chair was FREE! It was my lucky day! We loaded it up and I have been oohing and awing over it ever since.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen a sneak peek of this chair. I was so excited the day I got it I couldn’t wait to show it off.

Painted Chair Legs via Making Home Base

The houndstooth pattern is so lovely.

Painted Chair Legs via Making Home Base

And these legs…

Painted Chair Legs via Making Home Base

It really was perfect as is but I thought it might be kind of fun to add a pop of color to the chair. I love the look of painted chair legs and I’ve been wanting to give it a try and thought this chair would be the perfect opportunity to give it a shot!

Painted Chair Legs via Making Home Base

Since I am currently working on updating my master bedroom (one of my 2013 home goals, see the whole list here), I decided to paint the legs yellow.

This was probably one of the easiest paint projects I’ve ever tackled. And it really changed the whole look of the chair.

Painted Chair Legs Making Home Base

I love the pop of yellow against the black and white houndstooth.

I already find myself cuddled up on it quite frequently. It’s a perfect addition to our home.

…and can you believe it was free?

Painted Chair Legs Making Home Base

And how about these yellow legs. Do you like?

Thanks for stopping by today, sweet readers. Have a great week :)

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Chelsea
Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.
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Comments

  1. jules@fyimodularhomes says

    That chair is beautiful. I LOVE the yellow legs! (Honestly though, my first reaction was “why can’t I find free beautiful chairs?” ) :)

  2. melissa@thetinsel.com says

    I cannot believe you got that for free I’m so jealous!! I loooove the yellow legs. I love creative and bold ideas like that. I never wouldve thought to do that but it makes it look so chic.

  3. says

    What a great idea! Just the right pop of color makes such a huge difference in a room. I’m seriously going to be walking around my house examining all the furniture legs now. Love it!

  4. katie goldsworthy says

    OMGOODNESS! That is a crazy-good find! It actually makes me want to re-upholster my chairs in houndstooth!

  5. says

    No, I absolutely CANNOT believe it was free! You lucky dog Chelsea. And I love that you painted those little legs yellow. What’s the harm, right? If you decide later that you don’t like them, you can just paint them again. But I do like the yellow. It looks great. Still can’t believe that was free. :)

    Debbie

  6. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

    What a fabulous find! I LOVE the houndstooth! And painting the chair legs yellow really makes it pop!

  7. Britni says

    I LOVE that chair! And I can’t believe it was free! The legs look so pretty with the pop of color. And I love your rug too :)

  8. says

    I LOVE your blog! It’s so cute and the photos are so clear and bright. :)

    I also am in love with this chair! I love the pop of yellow and I cannot believe that chair was absolutely FREE!!! Want to pass some of your good luck my way? :)

    toddlindsey.com

  9. Jillian says

    I am pretty sure that is the $1000 Room and Board chair, how in the world was it free? You must spill!

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