Guest Blogger~Cindy!

Hi everyone!

I would like to introduce you to Cindy from Cloches and Lavender. Cindy loves to redo and repurpose thrifty finds. And they turn out wonderful!

Take it away Cindy……..

The Dining Room Chair

I am so happy to be guest posting at The Thrifty Groove, I follow this blog regularly. I’d like to thank Diann for the opportunity.


For this, my first guest post, I thought it would be a good idea to show you a very thrifty project I did over the weekend to an extra chair that is in our dining room. During the revamp I added an applique to the back to give it an elegant flair; I think it is a nice touch, as well as change the color and recover the seat.



This chair used to be yellow/gold as you can see in the before picture and I felt it needed a change. I used Annie Sloan paint in a new color they came out with named Coco, I love the color.


I had this script French fabric in my pile of fabrics and thought this would add an elegant touch to the rest of the room. After the painting, I waxed the chair with the clear wax and then the dark wax. The wax application really does make a difference; it gives the chair dimension.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and will stop and visit me at and see all the neat projects I have done over the years in my home.


  1. Love the chair! The new chalk paint color is wonderful also. I just bought both waxes to use on a table I painted. I was going to use the dark first. Glad I saw this. I will use clear first now. I think it will keep the dark from grabbing so much. Forgot to mention that the French script adds just the right touch.

  2. The chair looks great! I recently found Cloches and Lavender.

    Jocelyn @

  3. I'm over from Cindy's - she's so great! Happy to be a new follower!

  4. Oh! I just love this makeover! The fabric is perfect along with the color and the appliqué! You did a fantastic job! Love those thrifty finds!

  5. Cindy did an amazing job! Love the fabric and the color! :-)

  6. Cindy's Chair is the choice of fabric!!...Hopped over here from Cindy's...Have a wonderful day!


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