Sunday, April 3, 2011

Party Chair

My middle daughter is turning 5 years old.....I am still in shock. She is the artist out of all my children so I feel I have to go above and beyond with her. She looks at every detail and knows if something should be changed. She will be the next Martha! Actually can you believe that Martha is one of her favorite shows?! She will set and watch it with me every morning and we talk about the different things going on that day on the show.
We started planning her party about 3 maybe 4 months ago. She would set with me at the computer and we looked over many different ideas and finally after changing her mind 3 times she decided on the Milk and Cookies Party from TomKat Studio 
The Husband sets a limit on each party so I am SOOOO glad I am crafty because otherwise we wouldn't have great looking parties. I have found so many great ideas and DIY out there that helped me so much. I will be sharing those with everyone as we go along. The first thing I wanted to show is something I came up with myself and I have to say I am super happy and excited! I have 3 more in my future to make and I am already planning it in my head.

This is what I had to start with. Thanks to Nana Becky we got this one as a hand me down. Have to say there is nothing better than a really good hand me down. If you don't have a Nana Becky it is yard sale season and also any thrift shop would have wood kitchen chairs just looking for a face lift.

I sprayed the chair down with some left over light blue spray paint. Then I used acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby and a foam paint brush. The color I loved so much was Island Blue. I applied 3 coats of this and it looked great. I then had the husband spray it with a sealer.

I was so excited with this color! I then added hot pink rhinestones, found at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbook section. Then I used 2 rolls of 6" tulle rolls found at you guessed it Hobby Lobby! I used Turquoise Shimmer and Hot Pink Shimmer. I tied a 3/8 ribbon from side to side and then made a tutu for the chair. I didn't cut the tulle into 3" strips I left them at 6" and cut them at 24" length. It worked out so perfect! I then tied hot pink double ruffle ribbon to each side just to add a little more frill. And there you have it my party chair!

After the party is over this chair will be moved to her room where it will be used as her vanity chair. What else screams vanity table but a fru~fru tutu! I hope you all love this as much I do. Go out and find an abandoned wooden chair and give it new life as a great party chair.


yelly beans test said...

Love this!!

Katie said...

Super cute! Great job!


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