Farmhouse Chair Makeover: Shabby Chic Plant Stand

Farmhouse Chair Makeover: Shabby Chic Plant Stand

This chair had been lingering around for a couple years. It’s pretty small; my niece is the only one who can fit in it anymore. Some of the joints were a little wobbly too. It lived outside for a while, spent some time collecting dust in our clubhouse, then somehow survived the move out here to the farm. It blended in and sucked the joy out of whatever corner it lurked in.

Farmhouse Home Decor! Wooden Toddler Chair Repurposed As a Shabby Chic Plant Stand

I’ve been on a decorating kick lately. I’m obsessively arranging and rearranging furniture, and busy filling my greenhouse and sunroom with plants. (The long term goal is to make my own jungle.)

Farmhouse Chair Makeover

I changed my color scheme in the new place so I’m finding tons of junk to paint. Did you see my dollar store lantern refashion? I thought this chair would make a great plant stand to add some height and color somewhere, so I got out the paint again! I’m not a furniture or home decor guru. In fact, it’s quite out of my element. But this is so easy, anyone can do it. It’s just slopping paint on old crappy stuff; to make it look less crappy.

Farmhouse Chair Makeover

Toddler Chair To Farmhouse Plant Stand

I started with a hunter green base coat. I used a sponge, and when that got annoying I just started wiping it on with a towel. But it was blah and boring.

Farmhouse Chair Repurposed: To Shabby Chic Plant Stand

So I added a coat of grey, so light it’s almost white. I was real careful to paint sloppy, because shabby chic is in vogue. I wanted bits of the wood grain and base coat to show through. If you want things to look rustic, just paint like you don’t give a damn. It usually works out fine, in my experience.

Home Decor Idea! Farm Style Chair Makeover: Into Rustic Plant Stand

It turned out like this. The light color is a perfect backdrop for greenery or bright flowers. Don’t you think?!

If you like this project, you may want to visit some of my Pinterest boards!

Garden & Outdoor Decor

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Thanks for reading!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

5 Comments

  1. Cyndee

    Hi. I’m new to your blog. Found you on From Dream to Reality link up party. Would love for you to link up your beautiful farmhouse chair to Idea Box this Thursday at http://www.christmanscreations.com

    Reply
  2. Amy of While Wearing Heels

    I love it! What a great transformation. Itlooks fresh and beautiful with those colorful blooms on it.

    Reply
  3. Pam @Threading My Way

    Awesome photos, Amy!!! The farm background and the pebbles are perfect for this photo shoot. Look forward to seeing the jungle growing:-)

    Reply
  4. Donna

    I love old chairs and yours turned out perfect! My dream would be to have a large kitchen table with all different chairs sitting around it. I also LOVE chairs in corners to put blankets or pillows or just “stuff”. Enjoy your decorating binge!

    Reply
  5. Annie

    Great makeover! I like it in grey, neutral color that looks fresh!

    Reply

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