Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Goodwill Chair (Stenciled)

Remember the $10 Goodwill chair that I found to use with the desk Jason made Joy? It went from this



to this (which we liked).



But....there was so much white (different shade variations though) in her room, that we thought a small stenciled design on the back of the chair would be nice. I was walking through Hobby Lobby last week and saw the sweetest little stencil. I thought Joy would really like it and it would coordinate with her room, so I bought it. I showed it to her when I picked her up from dance and as I thought, she loved it. So.....Sunday afternoon, I stenciled it.





What a cute little facelift it gave the chair! I like that it's just a hint of flowers and color. I purposely used the same colors that Joy had used on her painted letter and little sign she decorated at her birthday party (if you remember the girls making those).




We added her letter "J" to her bulletin board window above her desk....that's the place she finally decided she would like to put it.



And then we added the "Joy's Room" sign to her bedroom door. That's her Jonas Brothers calendar up above it. I couldn't persuade her to put her "J" there with the sign...she wouldn't BUDGE that Jonas Brothers calendar! :)



So those little small additions actually gave her bedroom a fresh look......and we are both loving it! :)

32 comments:

Karen said...

I love how Joy's chair turned out. It looks very nice in her room. That was cute about the Jonas Brother's calendar... :o)
Karen

Shellmo said...

I love the stenciling you put on that chair - it made it even more lovely! My 3 year old neice even knows who the jonas brothers are....sigh!!!

Kath said...

Oh Tammy, I love the chair, the stencil adds just the perfect little touch!

Have a great day.
Hugs-Kath

CozyCoops Corner said...

The stencil is just perfect ~ I love it! Actually, I even like the Jonas Brother's calendar !

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What sweet additions to an already charming space for Joy!!

The Whites said...

How sweet! Those flowers are just perfect.

Leah Kate loves Joy's music on her blog. She was dancing around the room to the chipmunks and Kung Fu Fighting the other day. Actually, she loves Joy's whole blog! She wants her own so bad, but she's only seven - we need to wait a few more years!

Mandy

Denise said...

The chair looks great! I know all about the JoBros!! My granddaughters both love them.

Have a great day, Denise

wrcdgc said...

I think the chair looks great! I love the whole look of her room!

Jessica is driving me crazy about Jonas Brothers and she is 20! I shall say no more.

Donna

Tammy said...

Love how the stenciling came out. Ahh, the Jonas Brothers. All I can say is Im glad I dont have girls.... LOL

Deb said...

Hi Tammy! The chair looks so pretty. I love where she place the J, and the Jonas brothers story is too sweet! Deb

Lauren said...

Oh cute! I love the stenciling...it turned out perfect:) That was a cute project to do for her birthday too! I don't remember reading that before...but that's a great idea!

Janene said...

Tammy~I love how the sweet little stencil makes the chair just perfect!
What a great idea for a birthday party project...I will have to remember that! One more great idea to file! LOL
I love the red wall that your fireplace is on. Is the entire room that color, or just one wall?

Sharon said...

I love the chair that you redid.
My granddaughter is into the Jonas brothers also
Have a nice day.
God bless

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a cute room and most important she has some of her own little decorations up. The chair looks so nice. I love stenceling or painting on furniture. It gives t the little touch of personality.
Molly

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

That is so cute and girly! When/if she grows out of her love of girly and wants a classic look, the chair can be painted again. That is such a nice chair with great lines. I can see her using it throughout her lifetime.

Have a wonderful week, Tammy!

Susan said...

The chair looks so perfect and I love the signs and letters. I can remember what fun we had decorating both our girls and boys rooms when they were young.
Susan

UPON A HILL said...

The stencil adds a youthful touch to the chair.

Sue said...

The stenciling made a tremendous difference in the chair....so "girly". It is perfect for her room.

Tami said...

Love how that chair turned out! The girls projects are really adorable....little artist!!

Have a great day!
Hugs~T

wrcdgc said...

Tammy are you still selling on the etsy? I was looking for something you had once.

Donna

blessedmomof3 said...

You have such a wonderful decorative flair, Tammy! I always love seeing what you come up with. :-)

Andrea

Susan said...

The chair looks great! Good job! I haven't quite mastered stenciling yet :o(

Amber said...

Mrs. Tammy,
Joy's chair looks really nice. I like the stenciling.
Amber

country gal said...

I just looove my chair! You know me really well!

Love ya!

Love, Joy =D

Happily Ever After said...

What a transformation on the chair. The color and stenciling makes it look like a piece that you would find at a nice furniture store. It looks great!

You have something waiting for you at my post. Not sure that I did it correctly, but I tried...

Happy blessings,

Gigi

Blessed Beyond said...

Hi Tammy,
hope all is well for you! I love the stenciling on the chair! It really did make it so much greater! It is precious! Looks like the girls had some fun!
Hugs and Blessings,

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So sweet and lovely. Have a great day...m..

basketsnprims said...

Tammy,
I love the chair and the stenciling added the perfect touch. Joy has such a beautiful room. Have a wonderful day.
Pam

Raggedy Angel said...

That little touch makes a big difference...it looks great! Beth

Simply Heart And Home said...

Joy's chair turned out so sweet. I love delicate touches like that. Good job!

Branderella said...

That is really super cute. I found my chair that is in my bedroom at Goodwill for 3 dollars. I love it. Joy is funny, and i love everything you do with her room!

Blessed Beyond said...

Hi Tammy,
I thought I'd come by and let you know, you inspired me to move a few things around! It it sure feels GREAT! Thank you!
Have a great week!
Hugs and Blessings,