Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chair Redo

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.
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Since we have added on to the house, the color no longer went with the current d├ęcor. 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.
Before:
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I started off by removing a few screws to take off the seat.
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I pulled the first layer of fabric off to reveal
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This LOVELY fabric!
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I did not have fabric, but I did have an old sweater that was a charcoal gray.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Say hello to my shabby dog Duncan!
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What do you think?
-Robyn

5 comments:

Carrie said...

oh it looks great!!!!

BK said...

Super cute!!

Southern Sisters said...

Thanks Bliss and Carrie!

Meg said...

I think it looks great!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Great job! Love the way it turned out.