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 πŸ™‚

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

  2. 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. 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. I am totally jealous of your awesome fine, but I love, love, LOVE the pop of color that you added. Simple yet significant. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a clever way to transform the look of something easily ~ love it! πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d} ~ Have a fabulous week.

    hugs, Mary Beth

  6. At first I was so sad you were going to paint the legs, then I saw the finished product and I loved it!!! Great job!

    The Joyful Thrifter

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

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  9. Not that the chair wasn’t cute before, but, WOW, it looks so super cute now! Love the color yellow you chose :o)

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  11. I really like this idea. It’s one of those little things that you rarely think of but what an impact! So retro and fun!

  12. Wow, Fabulous find! The chair looked great with the dark legs, I also LOVE how it looks with the yellow ones! What a perfect way to give it a new look!

  13. 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. πŸ™‚


  14. I do like! What a great idea. That chair is fabulous. I love the fabric and the choice of the yellow leg is idea. Great job!

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

  16. 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 πŸ™‚

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  19. What a great find! It does look so great with a bright pop of yellow. I also love that dresser hiding in the background.

  20. I LOVE your blog! It’s so cute and the photos are so clear and bright. πŸ™‚

    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? πŸ™‚

  21. 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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  27. I can’t believe this chair was free. Great find! The yellow legs make it fun and modern.

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