Back in October, I used scrapbook paper and paint to transform a boring thrift store chair into a spooky Halloween “Sit for a Spell” chair to use as part of my Halloween decor by our front porch. I decided to give the Halloween chair a winter holiday makeover and use it as part of my Christmas decor. It’s quirky, but I like it.
This chair started out really ratty. When I got it at the thrift store I knew it had potential, and since spray paint cures so many decorating ills, I knew it could make it over. A lot of black spray paint and funky scrapbook paper transformed it for Halloween. I loved that I had the only house in the neighborhood with a black candelabra and a funky black and silver chair on the porch.
I wanted to try and recreate that unique look for Christmas. (Besides, Handsome Hubby told me to get it out of his garage…)
This makeover just took gold spray paint, spray adhesive and some epsom salt and glitter.
I started by spraying the whole kit and caboodle with the gold paint. Yes, even paint the fabric seat. When it was dry, I laid it on its back and coated the seat back with the spray adhesive. Working quickly, I pressed epsom salt and glitter down onto the chair back.
When dry I had a nice sparkly, frosty effect. (Which is the best we’re going to get as far as frost goes here in Southern California!)
There you have it: Easy, quirky and definitely unique Christmas decor.
Click here to see more of my spray paint projects and click here to see more projects that use epsom salt.
(ps: I’m going to see if HH lets me keep it around and do something with it for Valentine’s Day…)
Amy Korinke says
What about the seat?
Hi Amy… I’m not sure what you mean when you ask, “what about the seat?” The entire chair, including the fabric seat was spray painted gold, then the epsom salt and glitter were adhered to the back of the chair.