July 13, 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday Chair Makeover

It’s time for Treasure Hunt Thursday, a linky party for sharing and showing off your treasures. Whether it be a treasure that you have had for years or one that you found yesterday, they are all welcome to be a part of Treasure Hunt Thursday.
Last weekend I went to two of my favorite thrift stores in Auburn.  I found more than I needed at the first one. I didn’t have much luck at the second one and that was just fine since I had spent too much at the first place!!!
Here are my two treasures this week
I get impatient and forget to do before shots.
This was taken after the makeover
And, of course, I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – Duck Egg Blue

I already had this pretty toile fabric

I like the combination.

I adore Chippendale!
I used one of my new hang tags for this chair.
It adds a little something, don’t ya think?
I also got this rustic cabinet
I do have a weakness for small cabinets you know.

It was already painted shiny bright white – too shiny white for the style!
I sanded it with the palm sander and used Annie Sloan waxes
Then I added a silver latch

The texture on this old wood is great
lots of tiny knots and old nails
I am joining these parties:   

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A few treasures from last week
Melissa @ Shabby Love scored big at an estate sale!

Sylvia from My Trinkets almost left this incredible demi john behind!!!

This is a perfect example of a treasure that can’t be found at a flea market.
Deborah treasures this beautiful view from the third story window at Fairfield House.
If this could be bought, it would sell out fast!
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It your turn to share your treasures with us, now.


  1. Nice finds. I like the color on the chair. Thanks for hosting.

  2. wowwy, I just adore that chair and fabric. just linked up! xoxo Debra

  3. What are the flea markets you go to in Auburn? I might have to make a little trip up there before football season to check them out!

    I usually go to Angel's in Opelika but also love to find new places.


  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE that chair!! Thanks for hosting, Martina

  5. Hi Rhonda! Your chair is wonderful and so it the little cabinet. I love the Duck Egg blue color. I can't wait to try my new paint. Just arrived today. It looks like you've been busy painting up a storm. Wonderful transformations. Thanks for hosting and have a great rest of the week.

  6. Re-furbished furniture is always a joy to see! Love what you did with the ASCP! The duck egg blue is a favorite of mine. Thanks for hosting, once again. I love seeing what everyone finds while 'on the hunt.'
    ~ Sue

  7. Love the chair Rhonda! Thanx for hosting! Hope your week is going well!

  8. Hi Rhonda! The chair looks amazing painted and with the toile fabric. love the little cabinet too. Thanks so much for sharing these at my party.

  9. Hi Rhonda! You did a beautiful job on the chair and that little cabinet is adorable! Nicely done!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  10. The fabric you used on the chair is perfect. Bright white would be too harsh for that old rustic cabinet....you did it a huge favor. Great transformations.

  11. love that little cabinet! the simple closure is perfect. thanks for hosting this!

  12. The color and fabric combination on the chair looks great. Good job!!! Thanks for the party!!!

  13. I love that color on your chair!!! I think I just mixed the same color up with gesso. Your cabinets is spectacular too! Thanks for having us.

  14. I love the color and fabric on your new wonderful chair. Thanks for sharing the link up. Richard at My Old Historic House

  15. Hi Rhonda! Thank you so much for featuring my estate sale finds! I'm so excited! :) And thank you also for hosting every week. Your chair looks amazing and I absolutely love the cabinet!!!

  16. These are two wonderful treasures that you are sharing this week. I received my paint from RSD and can't wait to get my hands on a mirror that I have (it's going in my screen porch)...love the style of the chair. Better go and get back to getting this house ready for next week. I need a break at least once a day.


  17. Great looking chair and the perfect paint for it! I am glad to see some entries here! Keep it going! xo Diana

  18. Thanks for linking up with me at Home Sweet Home! I just love that chair!

  19. LOVE the chair Rhonda! It's gorgeous! And the cabinet! I have a thing for those too....

    Lou Cinda


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