We’re on our 9th edition of Another Girl’s Treasure and today I’m sharing how I gave this chair a colorful makeover!
I found this chair on Craigslist several months ago. I had intended to use it for my daughter’s desk but it didn’t quite fit 🙁
It was just sitting in the
pile room of forgotten projects until I found this easy solution for a quick makeover:
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- Sad chair in need of a makeover
- Krylon chalky finish spray paint (I used Tidal Blue)
- Fabric (1/2 yard)
- Upholstery foam
- Staple gun
I removed the cushion and took the chair outside to paint. It has rained almost everyday this summer so I had to wait for it to clear up (that’s the only downside to using the spray).
It seriously only took 10 min to spray this chair and it was so much easier than using traditional paint and brush in all those nooks and crannies!
You would never believe this was done with spray paint! I absolutely LOVE the way it looks! It has a matte finish with no shine. It can even be distressed if that’s the look you’re going for.
Of course, I had to do something about that fabric! I used bent nose pliers to remove the staples and discovered that this chair has had many lives! 🙂
Ya’ll it was liking walking back in time through the decades. I seriously think that flower fabric was on a couch my parents had in the 80’s!
Thankfully I have a friend with great taste who had some leftover fabric! I’m so glad she offered it to me…it was perfect for this chair!
I cut the foam to the size of the wood from the seat and the fabric was cut large enough to have excess on each side for stapling.
*TIP: Be sure the fabric is “pretty” side out and lined up the way you want it before you staple.
Yay! Another project finished and I think Henry approves!
There are so many colors to choose from! I hope you will try the chalky spray paint for your next project. Feel free to share it here!
Here’s your sneak peek of next month’s project!