Calling All UGLY Chairs for a Free Makeover!

Well, it’s that time of year…we are in full mode of Spring cleaning (or we should be!) and you might have stumbled across that ugly antique, vintage, or newer chair sitting in the back of your garage waiting for a makeover.  Here’s your chance to win a makeover for that ugly chair!

before red chair

How? Send me a picture of your desperate chair for the chance to win a makeover. You can either respond to my Chair Whimsy Facebook post with a photo, reply to this post with your photo on Twitter, tag @chairwhimsy with a photo on Instagram, or email it to me at

The deadline is Wednesday, so don’t delay. Once I have all the submissions, I’ll select a few chairs and let everyone vote on the ugliest chairs. The chair with the most votes at that time will win the makeover.

*You will need to pack the chair and ship it from your nearest Greyhound bus station, but don’t worry—I’ll guide you through that process and pay for the shipping both ways. Then, I’ll help you decide on paint and fabric for your new chair makeover. And it’s all FREE! What deal, huh? We will finish it off with a big reveal with before and after photos.



So hurry and send me your ugly chair photo and be sure to pass this post along to others that you know who have ugly chairs in need of a makeover, too. Deadline is Wednesday at midnight.

Go UGLY chairs!

The Magic of Old Doors

Call me crazy, but I can’t pass up a great door. I especially love the ones that have layers of chippy paint showing multiple colors—it adds instant character to any space!


I bought one a couple of summers ago, and of course, my family thought I was crazy. It’s too small to actually fit in a door jam (beware, many antique doors are smaller), so I decided to place the door in my entry way against a wall with a cute wreath on it. It’s like having a double entrance. It’s the magic door that leads to who knows what! Continue reading “The Magic of Old Doors”

Crafting the Bohemian Vibe

For those who love farmhouse, rustic decor, the bohemian look is just one step to the left (or is it the right?). In fact, the bohemian look pairs perfectly with many types of decor and adds the splash of color and interest that many bland rooms so desperately need. With all the neutral rage over the past few years—including the surge of Restoration Hardware dining chairs (…not that there’s anything wrong with that)—isn’t it nice to go a little bit wild for a change?


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