How to make a shabby chic wreath using a reclaimed chair back and a small grapevine wreath.
I found an antique chair back and the white paint was really chipping off. Thinking outside of the box the shabby chic wreath idea was born.
Shabby Chic Wreath
Today is Thrift Store Decor Day and I looked at the before photos of all the projects. There are some really neat finds and I’m excited to see how they were transformed. But first let me show you how I put the shabby chic wreath together.
This is the chair part I bought for $2. When I first spotted it the wreath idea spring to mind.
The JTS wasn’t home when I started on the wreath and I grabbed the saw I use with the miter box to cut the chair apart. It was slow going.
The JTS showed up and asked why I wasn’t using my small battery powered circular saw. Well, because I always forget about it.
It took me about 30 seconds to cut both of the legs off of the chair back using the circular saw.
The white paint was really chipping off and I applied a coat of clear wax to the chair.
I first used a brush to apply the wax but moved on to my usual lint free cloth. You can see how the paint was coming off as I rubbed the wax on the chair. I was hoping all of the paint didn't come off. It didn't. Once the wax dried I buffed it with a clean lint free rag.
Next I went to find this small grapevine wreath or maybe I should say partial grapevine wreath.
The wreath has featured flowers, starfish, birds, ribbons, and more, and hung in just about every room of the house.
I used a piece of jute to tie the wreath to the chair back. Now to find a flower.
The artificial hydrangeas were in a plastic bag in my flower stash. The flowers were once in a vase type display.
I bought the vase of flowers at a yard sale in Pensacola years ago. It was $1. I always liked it and brought it home to Tennessee when we moved back. It’s decorated every room of the house at one time or another. Do you guys have things like that, things you just love for some unexplained reason?
I picked out a couple of the blooms and a leaf to add to the grapevine wreath.
I learned the hard way to use a popsicle stick or something similar when working with hot glue. I have no fingerprints because of hot glue projects. I could do something illegal and they would never catch up with me.
Last thing to do…..hot glue the flowers to the wreath.
The right combination of junk treasures make the perfect shabby chic wreath!
The wreath looks nice hanging against our front door. The looseness and almost coming apart look of the grapevines is what I like most about the little wreath.
One more look at that chippy paint. The wax helped with the chipping problem but I don’t think I would hang the wreath in the house. The paint may chip more and I’m pretty sure it’s lead based paint.
What do you guys think of the small wreath hanging on the antique chair back? Leave a note for me and head out on the tour. Just click the pink text links below the “before makeovers” photo collage……
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As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com