LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Time Travel Thursday #3 - Retro Recycled


BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ALL THREE NEW LINKY PARTIES HERE AT THE COTTAGE!


Welcome to the third Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.

Are you ready for another trip back in time and into the future?  Then fasten your seat belts for a rip-roaring ride!


The Yankee and I found this fabulous retro Danish Modern chair at a thrift store this week!


She had great form and was in terrific condition.  At $3.99, she was a bargain we could not pass up!


We knew we wanted to give her a twenty-first century punch, so the pale green fabric had to go...
and the purple, and the mulitcolored, and the tan. 

Yep!  This Danish doll had worn four different cushion covers in her day, but none were to our liking.


A light sanding on the frame was all that was necessary to ready this beauty for her time travel transformation.


Krylon paint is one of my favorite brands.  It produces a beautifully smooth finish–if you've done your prep work–and is quite durable.

This Ivy Leaf green was my choice for brightening up that Danish beauty.


POP!  I bet I have your attention now!

This totally cool, vintage fabric curtain panel was another thrift store score from a few years ago.  It has been tucked away in my stash of vintage fabrics just waiting for its debut.


No need to sing the "boring" blues here anymore!


This Danish delight has gone from drab to fab in our retro recyle!


We took her into the future...
and back in time. 

A happy combination!

Sharing this painted beauty with Maryann @ her Power of Paint Party, the hostas with Susan for Outdoor Wednesday, this terrific transformation with Gina for Transformation Thursday, both vintage thingies with Suzanne for Vintage Thingie Thursday, and our thrifty finds with Leigh for Thrifty Thursday

I think we'll also strut on over to Steph's for Strut Your Stuff Thursday, Becky's for 100 Ideas for $100.00, Jane's for Frugalicious Friday,  and Jessica's for Favorite Things Friday.

Then we'll pop on over to Laura's for Saturday is Crafty Day, Stephanie Lynn's for the Sunday Showcase Party, Susan's for Metamorphosis MondayRoeshel's for the DIY Showoff Project Parade, Linda's for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays and Jillian's for We Can Do It Cheaper.

40 comments:

  1. Well a beautiful makeover, well done! You are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW! That does pop~and I love the green. The fabric is really fun, too.

    Do you ever have problems with Krylon spray paint "spitting" the paint out? I have some really pretty blue, and the can is almost full, but all it does is spit.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! What a difference a little paint and new fabric can make!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cute chair--it reminds me of the "mod" things from the late 60's, early 70's. Cute retro look!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh that's amazing! I am in the process of redoing some chairs myself and you have inspired me to go bold with my fabric choice! And the price- $3.99?! That even beats my find of 3 chairs for $14.99 this week. Go you! Happy VTT!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great chair! Thanks for your sweet comment about my headboard - I am thrilled to link up to your parties! Your blog is great and I can tell I'll get some great inspiration from it :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am loving that new look to the chair. Great buy too, usually I see these types of chairs for a whole lot more! Love the makeover!!! Have a great VTT!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Liz.. You outdid yourself. It's just gorgeous..
    the makeover fabric is just what it should have,and it worked so wonderfully well. Happy VTT..and Happy,Happy Time Travel. I hope to participate again next week.. Have a lovely weekend..

    ReplyDelete
  9. In all honesty, my heart sank a bit when I saw the can of spray paint. But then it came back when I saw the new fabric, and I have to say the final look is great!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The link title grabbed my attention, but the chair grabbed my heart! I love it! Krylon is a great paint, I use it TOO much, and Ivy Leaf is one of my favorite colors, although I wish they would come out with a few more greens...Love it with the fabric! Bravo to a job well done!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Terrific transformation! Love this danish chair in green!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You found a nice combination of retro and freshness. Beautiful chair.

    ReplyDelete
  13. love the new look on the chair.. look so retro!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Beautiful transformation! However not a big fan of painting that wood because it looked in such a nice condition and it's probably teak. I think it lost some nice details with the paint but it still looks fab totally redone. Afterall it is your chair...lol

    Thank you for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I certainly would not have thought of that makeover - nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful! I love the color and the fabric!

    Mary Ellen

    ReplyDelete
  17. Come link up with We Can Do It Cheaper @ The Virginia House. It Turned out so great!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a FUN makeover! Great job :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great project! I am sure I had a mini skirt made of this fabric back in high school. With a hip hugger belt, little white sandals and a poor boy sweater, I was stylin'! Love how your chair turned out!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for inviting me over for the party! Your chair look fab, I have the same paint, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a great makeover! Love the colors, very outdoorsy.8D

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have that same paint and am getting ready to paint 2 wooden folding chairs for a bit of pizazz. Yes I love my Krylon paint. I can't believe that you got the chair for $3.99. Good for you.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous chair, what a find!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is awesome! I love it.

    I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

    Laura @ along for the ride

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love it, you did a great job!! What a great find.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love Danish modern furniture! Your chair was a great find. I love the fabric you used to recover the seat, but I wouldn't have painted the frame because I like wood just looking like wood.

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a beautiful transformation. The fabric is wonderful and really looks great with the lines of the chair.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi dear Liz..
    I've tried to link to your party, but I'm not sure if I got it done. I hope so,because I love your party ideas. xxxx CC

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ok so I didn't thinkI liked that fabric but with the paint its darling!
    I found you through VTT and have decided to become a follower of your blog, I'd like to invite you to become one at La Bella Vie as well.
    Hope to see you there!
    Terry

    ReplyDelete
  30. For that price I would have jumped on it too, cool transformation very retro

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love that chair! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  32. What an awesome transformation!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great job on that chair. Love the fabric, it reminds me of the wallpaper in my 70's bedroom.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great makeover of the chair! It looks so fun and funky! Love the fabric and color you used!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Loe the chair...the fabric is delicious!


    Thank-you for the link party!

    love, kelee

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love this, it's breath-taking in a good way ;) First of all, that chair rocks. Secondly, the curtain panel is perfect for Danish Modern and thirdly, I've had Krylon Ivy Leaf on my shopping list for too darn long - gotta get some soon! It's beautiful. Visiting from Met Monday~

    ReplyDelete
  37. Fantastic transformation. The color is simply gorgeous and I love the fabric. Fabulous job - what a great find. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly apprecite it. Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thanks so much for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to comment.