See it tucked in the corner behind all the big pots next to my grandson's worm collection?
We got this and two other chairs as part of an auction bundle, spray painted it and have had it on my front porch for a year. I wondered if it would survive the winter – yep, I was too lazy to take it in and just kept brushing the snow off as I passed by. The seat only had a few scratches on it, so that is easy enough to fix.
It's hiding a couple of ugly electrical boxes.
I thought to just go ahead and paint the chair again before putting together a pretty little summer porch deco, but after sanding it down in preparation of a new paint job, I discovered I liked how it looked – kind of a shabby chic look.
So I decided to just re-paint the seat.
I taped off everything and just left the seat exposed.The results are amazing.
The contrast creates visual interest and adds to the overall look.
This chair didn't come with a huge HL price tag.
You know what I mean.
You walk into Hobby Lobby and see all the high priced furniture that you can only enjoy looking at, but never consider buying? You toy with the idea of putting a little money aside every week so you can have it – but you also realize every time that thought pops into your head that you have other more pressing bills.
Then the thought of using your credit card pops in but then your good sense pops it right back out again. No way would you spend $100 on a chair – no matter how good it would look in your dining room – or in this case, on your front porch.
But all that reasoning going on in your head doesn't mean you can't have one.
That's why I call it my Better than a Hobby Lobby Hack.
I just grabbed a few tools – really, it doesn't take much to redo an old piece of furniture. Sometimes we make things so complicated in our thougth process that we quit before we even get started. I paid less than $10 for the paint and tools I used to fix this chair.