Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Chair- Saw it- Made my own

I first saw this idea for a Halloween chair on Facebook.  The link led me to a blog post by asentimentallife where she found this amazing chair at Goodwill already painted up!  What a cutie and a great find!

sentimental life halloween chair 
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I started thinking about making one of my own and putting it in my booth to spice it up for Fall. 

I looked through my stash of chairs.  See photo here.  Remember- don’t judge :)

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I spray painted it black with Rustoleum x 2 in a black matte finish.  I tried to avoid the seat but didn’t bother to tape it off.  I kind of regretted that later on…

Once the black paint was dry, I taped off the spindles closest to the chair and the little curved side pieces.  Then I painted away with Valspar’s Autumn Blaze.  It’s ORANGE! As in –construction zone- but that’s what I was looking for in this chair…. Just need to find some more bright orange projects to use up this quart!

I used my Silhouette to cut a Jack-o-Lantern face stencil out of cardstock.  I taped it on with painters tape and used a make-up sponge wedge to apply the paint. I peeled it back and revealed the cutest little punkin’ face you ever did see :)

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I hand distressed the black with a little sanding block and fancied her up with some raffia and some Halloween candy corn ribbon.


And here she is ….

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I hope someone likes her, and she finds a place of honor amidst a sea of mums on a beautiful covered porch… Or if not, she can sit on my porch, and my kids will love her!

Happy Fall,


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Jessica Kielman

Oh my cuteness! I love it!

Linda Primmer

Hi Kim, so nice to meet you. I have to say your chair turned out so cute. It's so creative of you. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. I hope you come by and say hello.


Kim this turned out really cute!
hugs, Cherry

Beth - Happy Life, Happy Wife

That's really adorable! Would be cute on the front porch when Trick or Treaters come!

Linda @ it all started with paint

What a great idea! I just love this chair ...



Craftberry Bush

That chair makes me smile...perfect for Halloween and when the holiday is over you can just paint over it...cute..thank you so much for taking the time to link up with us at our HAPPY HOUR LINKY party....have a great weekend...xo

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper

This is amazing! So fun and festive and you can't help but smile when you see it. Great job. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.

Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo}

Thanks Kim for sharing this fabulous idea over at Craft Junkie Too. I love it! I have it featured on my facebook fan page this week so I hope you can stop by to check it out and maybe grab the featured me button from my blog. :)

Sara @

This is so cute!

Kathy Penney

What a great idea! I was in Goodwill yesterday looking for a chair and not even sure what I was going to do with it. I'm thinking I'm going to have to try!

Geri O

I love this chair. I have one in my basement that I found at a barn sale for #2.00 that would work perfect. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at

Liz @ The Hesitant Housewife

So cute!!! Found you via Flamingo Toes linky party! Glad I found ya!

Love your chair! My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.


This is such a fun project! Just when I think I have seen everything.....something super cute like this appears! You are such a rock star!

I love it!