Monday, August 5, 2013

Dining Chair into Vanity Chair



This is probably the easiest thing I've done in a long time and yet it's one of my favorites.   I cut the top of a chair off.  I know, it's mind blowing isn't it ;)   Why? I needed a chair for my vanity because vanities sell better with a chair and all I had was this one.


The carved detail reminds me of a pineapple and it just did not go with the style and chippyness of the vanity.  I like the detail but not for this piece.  I had everything sitting outside taking these photos and the idea occurred to me.  Cut off the pineapple.  


I laid it on my Chop saw and chopped the top off.  Now it looks like a vanity stool, coordinates better with the vanity and isn't matchy matchy.  Perfect.  I touched up the cut end with paint and done.  



It's the little things sometimes.  The vanity is painted with Milk Paint.  Shutter Gray on the body and Grain Sack on the drawers.  


Hope you have a great week! 

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8 comments:

  1. I love this! Such a cute idea to cut the top part off. Great job!

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  2. well, isn't that brilliant! Way to go Mimi!

    It was so great to see meet you, I wish I had been able to say goodbye to you.

    see you next year?
    gail

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  3. Super cute!! Although I don't think I could have done that to that chair, I really liked it...

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  4. How cute is that?? Love the finish...guess I'm going to FINALLY have to get some of that paint myself :)

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  5. It looks spectacular! For some time preview of your blog and I am delighted!!!! I really like what you're doing, I draw inspiration here...

    Greet from Poland***

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  6. Great idea! When I first saw the chair I hadn't started reading yet and my first thought was, "Where did she get that cute chair?", I love it. My dining table chairs are shaking as I give them "that look"!

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  7. What a great idea Mimi! We keep running into desks and vanities and for some goofy reason, we haven't been able to find the right chairs the past year. I'm going to look at my stash with an open mind from now on!! Thanks for sharing!

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