Thursday, November 16, 2017

12 Days of Christmas Day 1 Porch Chair

On the first day of Christmas,Beyond the Picket Fence did share,a cute, thrift store, red porch chair!

upcycle a thrift store chair with paint

Oh goodness, I gave up the 12 Days of Christmas verses a few years ago. But, watch out, they are back!
upcycle a thrift store chair with paint for you Christmas porch

This little thrift store chair cost me a whopping $1.99!!
thrift store chair before
Obviously, it is missing a back spindle, but I thought it was really cute and I was thrilled with the price. 

A porch chair does not need to be sturdy so you can often find an inexpensive one that is not in great shape.
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paint an inexpensive thrift store chair for Christmas

I gave it a light, quick hand sanding and then painted it red with Fusion Mineral Paint's Fort York Red.

stencil a chair for Christmas
When the paint was dry (you don't want pink snowflakes), I stenciled white snowflakes on the chair. I bought this snowflake stencil at Michaels a few years ago. HERE is a similar one.
use paint and stencils to make an adorable porch decoration for Christmas
I sprayed a clear coat on the chair to finish and protect the porch chair. I added a pair of cute, bitty children's ice skates, also purchased from the thrift store. 
thrift store ice skates
Other thrift store items include the mailbox, the fake tree, the Christmas balls in the enamel bucket. 

I made the NOEL window last year (you can see the how-to HERE). 
use inexpensive items from the thrift store for Christmas decor

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decorate for Christmas with upcycled thrift store items

6 comments:

  1. This porch vignette is so sweet, I love it! The mailbox Christmas tree holder is genius, I have an old mailbox... guess what I'll be using it for?! Can't wait to see the rest of the projects!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you! I plant in the mailbox in the summer, and put fall branches in it in the fall.

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  2. What a great start! Looking forward to the rest.

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  3. That is just super cute and made a stunning front porch view. Way to go! I just passed up my Mom's vintage bulbs...I could have done that...darn.

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    1. Thanks! I love the vintage Christmas balls, there is something about the color.

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