Saturday, April 14, 2012

DIY: A New living Room Chair

So this week's DIY was actually done late last week but what the heck right?! We'll post it anyways.

I bought this chair at our local thrift store for $7. It was a bargain. It had a nice large seat and it seemed to have some presence. It was sitting all by it's lonesome with some nasty stained fabric on it's seat cushion.

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After a trip to my local fabric shop I found a lovely purpley-grey houndstooth fabric for the expensive price of $3.00. Score.

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A new chair for $10. LOVE it.

So I sanded this beauty with my rotary sander. Then I primed her with my favorite primer Zinsser. But I noticed on Centsational girl this week that she primes using a gun-like mechanism and a spray can. I've been using the quart of paint and a brush which takes a while to do anything kinda large. So I might try using that for my next project. Ironically enough she also posted about a DIY with a chair.

While I waited for the primer to dry I used the fabric to cover the seat-twice. The first time I discovered a stain on the piece that I had stapled. That required some serious pulling of staples to get it off and in decent shape. The second time around did the trick and covered the discusing, stainged fabric. I just put this on on right over it.

Then I painted the chair with the same Cloud White by Benjamin Moore that everything else in the house is painted with, giving it two coats for good measure.

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I attached the seat after it was all dry.

It's currently sitting in this spot in the living room.

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Just goes to show that you can alter anything to suit your tastes with a little paint and some fabric huh?! Love it.

xoxo
K




9 comments:

  1. Looks so nice and fresh! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Oh, SUPER cute! I have a WHOLE BUNCH of chairs I need to DIY right now. Six in the dining room (fabric already purchased... :-D ) and then 3 other random chairs. Some day... LOL. ;-)

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  3. That is beautiful! I have some chairs that desperately need a makeover. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. wow! love your makeover. great color choices!

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  5. Nothing like a great thrift store find! Love the lines of that chair - you did an amazing paint job.

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