A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project

I always find that I enjoy our long winter more, when I decorate the house for it!  Are you like that, too?  It gives the house a fun and cozy feeling! Today I am joining my fellow Thrifty Chicks group for our monthly re-use/makeover challenge!  This month we are re-doing small pieces of furniture!

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Recently I found this cute little wood child's chair at the thrift store!
It's a homemade piece, with simple styling, and a plywood seat.

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A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I decided to create a winter vignette with it.  My makeover is the simplest, yet most transforming, re-do of all...paint!  I have several children's chairs, 
but I have always wanted a red one.  So red it will be!
It took 3 coats to get the depth of red I wanted...I used a satin acrylic craft paint.


A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

When the paint was dry, I added some simple folk art motifs with a white paint pen. The design reminds me of the 50's Metlox Poppytrail dishes with the rooster. 
I decorated the back and the seat, as well.

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog



A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

It's perfect for the winter vignette I made!


A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I love these Indoor Snowballs for snowball fights!  I admit to having thrown a few at Viking Man when I opened the box!

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A little leftover red felt keeps this polar bear extra warm...
and pulls the red color across the vignette.

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I found this gnome at a Scandinavian shop recently! 
If you watch the TV show Gold Rush...you know why we named him Tony.

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog


A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Cutest little ski poles...

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

The white tree was a thrift store find...
Pin me...
A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

and is oh-so-magical when lit.

A Winter Vignette and a Simple Makeover Project From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

You may have missed some of my other recent Thrifty Chicks projects...

A Fun Lamp Re-Use Project
Thrifty Chicks Re-Use Posts From Itsy Bits And Pieces

A DIY Turkey Centerpiece From Re-Used Finds
Thrifty Chicks Re-Use Posts From Itsy Bits And Pieces

A DIY Wood Spindle Pumpkin
Thrifty Chicks Re-Use Posts From Itsy Bits And Pieces

A DIY French Market Basket
Thrifty Chicks Re-Use Posts From Itsy Bits And Pieces

I hope you will visit the rest of the Thrifty Chicks fun posts!  We have a new member joining us this month...Kathleen from Our Hopeful Home!  
Welcome, Kathleen!


Thrifty Chicks Small Furniture Makeover Challenge



2. That's Me!

3. Lora B. Create And Ponder~ Easy Stapled DIY Mini Stool


5. Little Vintage Cottage~ Upcycled Stool Gift Wrap Storage

6. Our Hopeful Home~ French Provincial Table Makeover


Until next time...

18 comments

  1. Your little red chair is adorable! Love the stencils that you added to it and how it looks in your winter vignette.

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  2. All so adorable! You sure are creative when it comes to thrifty makeovers. Pinning!
    Brenda

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  3. Linda,

    Boy do you miss so much if just looking on Instagram. Love the chair. You made a cozy spot and I live the little ski polls. The tree is too cute and lit up it's even better.

    You rocked it

    Cindy

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  4. This is adorable, Linda! I'm coveting those black skis;) What a cozy scene to enjoy on the dark winter nights. The bits of red totally work for Vday, too!

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  5. I was so happy to see you painted the cute little chair in bright red! It really pops as part of the winter vignette and fits in perfectly with your other winter-themed elements. Makes me think I should do something similar with some small skis and sled I still have out from Christmas! Hmmm. Thanks for the invite to play with you guys, so far it's been fun and I'm looking forward to future challenges! xo Kathleen

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  6. Linda love the re love of the little chair. The vignette is so awesome. Great job.
    Happy Wednesday.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  7. Love that sweet red Chair Linda. Your vignette is so pretty!

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  8. Oh wow... I just love your red chair and winter vignette! Great job!

    Tania

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  9. Linda, I am smitten with your little red chair and the vignette it sits in. The whole collection is truly cozy, welcoming and fun. And those snowballs - love!!

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  10. Oh Linda it’s so adorable and accented with those skis😱

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    1. Thank you, Ann! Something so sweet about child sized pieces!

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  11. I can't even with this fabulous chair makeover, Linda! It's super cute and I love how the vignette is wintery without feeling too Christmas-y. That's definitely something I struggle with at my house after the holidays. I miss the twinkling lights from the tree and would still have them up everywhere if I could :) This vignette is the perfect balance - I love it all! Hugs, CoCo

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  12. You are so creative when it comes to re-purposing or changing things up from thrift shops! This chair and entire vignette is so adorable. I love the pops of red for an instant cheery lift, especially during these cold, dark months.

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  13. You brought that little chair to life, Linda. It is now ready to play with all the other chairs.
    Amalia
    xo

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  14. Cute project......Some reds, the crimson kind are notoriously transparent. That's why you had to paint so many coats. Adorable chair and I love your vignettes.

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    1. Thank you, Sandi! It ended up with a nice depth of color!

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