Transformation! 13.04.2014

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.


Hello Lovelies! I hope you're enjoying the lovely Spring weekend? I'm sat outside lapping up the last of the late afternoon sun as I write this, BLISS!
I have a little something to share with you all! Last week whilst walking home with our food shopping, Dennis and I passed a large pile of rubbish that was sitting outside of the local pub. Amongst the bags and bric a brac, I spotted this old and dirty wooden chair.

It was just crying out to be rescued! So with the big heart that I have, I decided to adopt it and give it a second chance at life. I knew that underneath the dust

And old paint flecks (but maybe bird poop?!?!?!) there was a chair that was bursting with clean crisp energy.

Showing that I'm not just frilly ribbons, flowers and rainbows, I made a trip to the hardware store to pick up some sand paper and a little can of paint.

I got to work cleaning the dirt off and sanding down the chair to make it nice and smooth. I got rid of any splinters and totally removed the old thinning varnish.

Once all of the heavy duty work was done (It was harder work than I thought!!) I gave it a fresh coat of paint.

I chose a lovely bright turquoise called Pacific Turquoise.
It really set the chair off and made it look very fresh!

Once the first coat of paint had dried I gave it a second to make sure that it was nice and evenly painted. It was all finished!!

Quite a transformation!!!
I'm so pleased with it!! I've wanted a bright wooden chair like this for a while now, but they are soooo expensive to buy in the shops.
This one cost me under 5 euros!!!
It looks perfectly at home in our apartment and loves to snuggle up with my granny square blanket.

A real treat of a project that brought me instant satisfaction and a real transformation for this old chair! I can't get enough of that turquoise!!!

This post was originally posted on 13th March 2014.
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