Chair transformation and ALWAYS KISS YOUR HONEY GOODBYE!

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What do you get when you cross this BU-GLY upholstery…..

With this thick BU-GLY old smoked up wooden chair……

And this AS Chalk paint and some elbow grease?

Want a peek?

May be my favorite ever!

Can you guess where the piping came from?

Remember my Dining room curtains?


About the kissing your honey goodbye in my title…..

Today I ran errands everywhere.


I first went to Salvation Army, where I proceeded to have a “one on one” with the new manager…..complimenting him on how the store looked……we discussed some issues the store had previously dealt with etc…he is wonderful. It was so nice to finally be able to meet him and chat with him.

I then moved onto Micheal’s to get help from a wonderful sales clerk on some items I needed. She was a sweetie and so attentive.

Following that I then went next door to TJ Maxx’s where I perused to my hearts content and purchased three awesome decorative pillows and a few other clearance items. It was so crowded.

I then decided to stop at a bank ATM machine to get some cash so I could pick up a “steal of a deal” I had found on Craigslist.

When I was waiting for my cash to dispense I decided to glance in the mirror.

Hence the title, “Always kiss your honey goodbye”, which I had not done this ONE morning.

He was in the pool working on his knee therapy, so I said goodbye from the back deck….instead of getting a quick kiss goodbye.

Which, kept him from noticing the fact that the concealer that I put on my face…..EVERY SINGLE DAY…..

Dotted FOUR times under each  eye……


Three dots on my nose…..


Three on my upper lip line…..


Three on my lower lip line…..


Then several dots on my face where blemishes are……



I have never in my life done that.



I only noticed three hours into my errands.

This was the start of my day……

So, I will try to block that image out with this image.


It’s almost working.

Isn’t it pretty?

What do you think?


It turned out sooooo fresh and crisp!

You can’t even tell what it looks like underneath, can you?

I wish my blemishes were so easily hidden.

I wish I would have taken just a glance in the mirror on my way out.

If only all blemishes were hidden so well.

It was like a bad dream where you realize in your dream you are at school in your underpants.

You don’t understand how obvious it was and how long I talked to EVERYONE in the world.


Let me go back to what the other part of this post is about.

The chair transformation…….

Wait until you see this chairs big brother.

Hard to believe that this…..

Became this…..

I will give you my tutorial and reveal of the big brother soon!!!!

I have SO much more to show you guys!

Anyone have pity on me?

Anyone ever walked out like that?

I can’t help but laugh when I think about what the heck that Salvation Army manager and little girl at Michael’s must have been thinking….besides the fifty million other people that were in my vicinity.

Then I cringe in embarrassment…..

Then I laugh.

Then I cringe.

Get the picture? Why me?

What do you think of the chair?

BIG difference isn’t it?


It will soon live at the consignment store.

I am going to miss it.

I am never going to leave without kissing my honey goodbye.



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0 thoughts on “Chair transformation and ALWAYS KISS YOUR HONEY GOODBYE!

  • August 12, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Fabulous make-over; I love it.  Great idea to use the cushions and recover–can’t even tell the floral is underneath. 

  • August 12, 2011 at 3:25 am

    I. Love. The. Chair!!!!  Wow, just wow!!!!!!  Night and day!!!!!!  It’s so fresh and inviting now!!!  Nice job!!!

    As for public mortification….I’ve been there…..the funny thing is that I honestly cannot remember what I did, but I do have strong recollections of being very, VERY embarrassed!!!  One day your day will fade away, too!!! 🙂  And to share how I roll…if I had seen you out there like that I would have definitely found a way to tell you!!!  My motto is that I’d like to know so I tell people stuff!!!  We girls gotta stick together!!!! 🙂

  • August 12, 2011 at 3:30 am

    You go girllll! =)

  • August 12, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Maybe the people you conversed with that morning thought you had poisin ivy or something and that was medicine that you had to put on!

  • August 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Still smiling after reading your story of the many dots.  Reminded me of my daughter who taught a class of women in Church after which she went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror.  To her horror, she had used her black eyeliner as a lip liner without looking (before the class started).  After correcting the liner, she saw her best friend.  When her friend was asked “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME???”  The friend replied, “I just thought it was one of your new-look ideas!
    Loved the new look of your chair…  You are one talented lady!!!

  • August 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Soooo funny about your concealer!  Gave me a good laugh!  Love the chair! 

  • August 13, 2011 at 5:11 am

    The chair is gorgeous.  And the story gave me a good giggle.  It also brought back a memory of a friend that was shopping and she was constantly putting on chapstick.  She never just put it on her lips so that day she drags out what she thought was chapstick and smeared it all around.  When she got in the car and saw herself she had smeared hot pink lip stick everywhere.  LOL  So you see it could have been worse.  Maybe they got a good giggle out of your mishap too.  So you can just say you made the people you chatted with smile today.  🙂

  • August 13, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I love your post about the Bugly chair. So Funny!
    And your chair looks terrific!

  • August 14, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Visting from Donna’s blog, Funky Junk. Hubby was wondering what made me gasp outloud. Reminded him of the time, when a teacher walked out of the ladies room and the back of her dress was lodged up in the top of her panty hose. He was a 19 yr old janitor at the school and could NOT bring himself to tell her. He hoped another female teacher would alert her.

  • August 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Amazing transformation!! I need to get the Annie Sloan chalk paint ASAP. You did such a great job! xo 

  • August 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    See?  THIS is why I love you!  THIS is why I follow you like a stalker!  You are REAL…the good AND the bad.  You touch my heart every time I read one of your posts…no matter what it’s about!  Tears or laughter…you are real.  I pray God blesses you richly.  I’m sure you touch many more hearts than just mine.  So thank you.  Thank you for keeping it real.

  • August 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Holy crap did you make me laugh! Love the change in the chair by the way. I now have to go piddle!!

  • August 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    What a great transformation and a good laugh to go with it.  Thanks for sharing.

  • August 17, 2011 at 12:14 am

    It looks great!  I love your post!  Very funny.

    I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. 

    Have a great day.

  • August 17, 2011 at 2:28 am

    This is a chair that will be everyone’s favorite! Soft, inviting and very beautifully redone!

  • August 17, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Omigosh, you brought back an old memory!  One day I did that with cream stick blush!  You know, one long streak down front of nose, 2 inverted V’s (one on each cheek) a stripe across my forehead and a dot on my chin.  Lovely.  Why oh why doesn’t some kind soul tell us??  Ok, more  recently the same thing happened to me on a multi-stop shopping expedition the day after Christmas.  I was so proud of the good buys I had scored since 6 a.m.!  I was smiling and “hello-ing” everywhere I went!  Finally some poor soul at Target had the nerve to tell me I had a tail of toilet paper hanging out of my pants.  UGH!  Wow, I just thought of a bunch more, maybe I’d better stop while I’m ahead!
    Love your chair!  How did you get the smoky smell out of the cushions and the base? 


  • August 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    You CRACK ME UP!   It reminds me of the time I lined my eyes with lip pencil by mistake of course! Love the chair by the way!

  • August 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    You are too funny…really got me laughing out loud here! I love your chair transformation and look forward to the tutorial. I have a coffee table that I want to paint like that.
    Don’t we do the stupidest things sometimes! I went out of the house the other day with a roller in my bangs. Not one person said anything all day.


  • August 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Awesome! Cute post too! hehe Thanks for sharing with Air Your Laundry Friday!


  • August 19, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Oh my goodness, such a funny post! I’m totally feeling for you! Love the chair!

  • August 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    You had me laughing out loud! I have soooo done things like this! I use my lipstick as blush and have dotted it on my cheeks and then went into work without rubbing it in! NOBODY told me! What is up with that, these are people who know me, I looked like raggedy ann!
    So, I can really relate! ( I work in  a school and when I arrive, I pass several parents dropping off there kids and several coworkers, uggh!)  I Loooove the chair!    karen…
    I Loooove the ca

  • August 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

    visiting from tatertots and jello
    your chair looks fabulous! 
    Funny about the makeup.  You’d think someone would have told you. (I would have)
    I walked all through the store yesterday with my shorts unzipped.  🙁

  • August 20, 2011 at 3:25 am

    WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I’m bookmarking so I can remember this!!
    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you’ll stop by and check it out:
    See you soon, I hope! Artie

  • August 20, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Oh my gosh, I am totally laughing here!  That sounds like something I would do!  I’ve done similar embarrassing things.  I’m so afraid of Botox but I’m hating the crease between my eyebrows more and more so while I’m at home I stick a little piece of Scotch tape over it.  It keeps my skin from moving right there.  So one day, I picked the girls up from school, talked to the teacher, leaned into a mom’s car to chat, etc. etc.  And yes, you guessed it, I got home and the tape was still there!  Who knows what everyone thought.  But now that I’m on the edge of 40, it’s not as mortifying as it would have been 15 years ago…but still, embarrassing!
    Anyway, glad I found your blog (linked over from MMS).  Love the chair, next I’m checking out the sofa.  Look forward to following!
    Have a blessed weekend! 

  • August 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I’m surprised nobody told you in all those 3 hours you were out lol! Anyway the transformation is just lovely and the piping is a nice added detail. Great job.

  • August 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Love, love, love it!  Think of all the Butt Ugly chairs out there that could have a whole new beautiful life…just like yours.  LOL  Thanks for sharing.

  • August 26, 2011 at 4:18 am

    love this! and your concealer dots made me laugh!  I do that stuff all the time. Why don’t I look in the mirror before I leave the house?

  • August 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I love the transformation of both pieces!  I’m trying to learn to see the possiblities in thrift store goodies.  Right now I can look at something and say,  someone could do something really exciting with that piece, but I don’t know what!!!  As for your concealer…One Christmas Eve our 5 member family went to church.  After returning home and getting ready for bed, I realized I had curled my hair with the curling iron, but forgot to comb it and no one in my family said a word!!!!  And I don’t think kissing ANY of them would have helped!!

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  • October 22, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and a vast improvement!!! About the concealer…OMG Thanks for the grins girl!!!


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