Blog Inspired Ice Cream Chair

November 09, 2014
I have had this vintage ice cream chair for at least fifteen years.  I painted the iron with Rustoleum Heirloom White a long time ago.  The chair had been in my den until recently when I tried to sell it at an occasional crafts/collectibles shop on consignment.  Luckily. it didn't sell, and I brought it back home.

When I saw these ice cream chairs on Pinterest  upcycled by Terry of Forever Decorating, I was inspired to transform my ice cream chair.  Don't you love Terry's chairs?

First, I painted my chair with a brush and Annie Sloane Chalk paint in French Linen on the legs, and Old White on the seat and back.

 Then I used blue painter's tape to make a stripe for stenciling and taped on a number "5" stencil.

I used a round sponge stencil brush to add the French Linen stripe and number.  I added a second thinner stripe when the thicker one was dry, and I filled in the part of the number that was blocked by the stencil.

Ice Cream Chair Update With Chalk Paint
 So where am I going to put my ice cream chair? (that I almost sold)  In my vintage bathroom.

Ice Cream Chair Update With Chalk Paint

Ice Cream Chair Update With Chalk Paint
The chair will be situated under my bathroom vanity.  More of the bathroom changes to come!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I love it, Carlene, you did a good job. It will go great in your bathroom

  2. How cute! I love those old ice cream chairs. You made yours so personal for you.


  3. Great job... :-) So cute!


  4. Love this makeover! Aren't you glad it didn't sell? Thanks Carlene for sharing at VIP.


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