I love finding ways to make something I already have into something new! My mother-in-law gave us this chair several years ago. I used it at a vanity for years.
Since we have added on to the house, the color no longer went with the current décor. So what to do? Spray paint to the rescue!! Now I am very much a novice at spray painting furniture and I learned what not to do through this process. It ended up working out in the end.
I started off by removing a few screws to take off the seat.
I pulled the first layer of fabric off to reveal
This LOVELY fabric!
I did not have fabric, but I did have an old sweater that was a charcoal gray.
It looks like a mess from underneath! I basically just placed the seat between the sweater layers and started stapling. I later had to cut some holes to put the screws back in.
I originally wanted to spray it yellow, but the yellow I picked out was WAY too bright! I was going to use the chair in Andrew’s bathroom, but things changed. I had white spray at home, so I went with that. I know some of you are going to cringe, but I did not sand or prime. I just sprayed! Yes, it chipped some, but that was the look I was going for.
I wish I would have taken more pictures during the painting, but to be honest I was just trying to hurry! I was sweating bullets in the high 90 heat!
The AFTER!! I placed the chair in my entryway. A great place to put on shoes!
Say hello to my shabby dog Duncan!
What do you think?