DIY (sort of) Fabulous Painted Chair

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Last summer, I spotted the truck for a local charity making their monthly donation pickup at my neighbor's house. In an effort to get rid of some of my own junk, I ran out with some donations and spotted this "beauty" in my neighbor's donation pile. I asked if I could buy it but luckily they gave it to me in exchange for my donations. I knew this baby had potential. It looks perfect in my living room. Can't wait to share a tour of my house with y'all next month!

First, I took the cushion off the chair. Then I scavenged through my husband's project supplies for some medium to fine grit sand paper. I gave the entire chair a good sanding and got my spray paint out. I used  Valspar interior spray paint in gloss yellow available at Lowe's. Anytime you spray paint, make sure to apply thin coats until you reach the desired coverage. Otherwise, the paint will drip and you will have to break out that sand paper again.

Here is where the "sort of" part comes in. I initially recovered the cushion myself by wrapping my new fabric around the cushion and using my staple gun to secure it in place. But, it just wasn't polished and the wood was warped and the cushion was lumpy. So, I headed over to my favorite new upholsterer and he built me a new seat with a new cushion for $45. I happened to have a fabulous sample of the now famous Bengal Bazaar fabric by Kelly Wearstler. I've now got a fabulous new chair for about $50.

Enjoy my failed attempt at getting both girls in the chair together. Ahhh, two year olds! I even offered up a special treat. 


Lili said...

your babies are tooo cute! {and chair too :)) }

Courtney @ Pizzazzerie said...

Wow this is very neat! Love it! And your girls are darling :)

Stephanie said...

Love the pictures of Quinn!!

Crazy Wonderful said...

Paige -

I found you on Birtday Girl, and holy cow your blog is great!!! I can't wait to see what you do next! And, what a gorgeous family :)


Crazy Wonderful said...

Paige -

Great transformation! I'm such a sucker for the yellow and grey combination lately. And your girls, seriously?! They are ADORABLE!

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Jessica (Modern Moments Designs) said...

I want to go garage sale shopping with you girl! Oh, the trouble we could get into!