Friday, September 2, 2011

Chair Change Up

I have another quick, easy and cheap furniture update to share with you today.  Pretty much, It's the same project as my bench redo but in the form of a chair.  I did use spray paint this time - It's inexpensive and I didn't have any leftover paint that worked for this project.   I also think it would have taken a lot longer if I had painted this chair by hand instead of spraying and the end result is nice and smooth so it's a win-win.  Check out the before and afters - 

I used one of the pretty fabrics I got from the etsy shop Fabrics You Love to recover the seat.  Honestly, I first thought I might just leave it alone and not paint the chair.  We have actually had this chair a long time (I got it at the local flea market way back) and have left it in it's "natural" state.  But, I just wasn't feeling it anymore and thought an updated color would totally change the look of the chair - and I think it did.

Just a quick sanding and two coats of spray paint later, I had a nice sunny chair.

I was really worried about drips so I just made sure to keep my spray paint moving and applied nice thin and even coats.  

I love the new yellow color and gray fabric and I'm so glad I decided to paint it.

It's one of those things that I walk into the room just to look at now, I know I'm crazy.  Painted chairs make me happy.  
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  1. Cute! I think you made a good move with the color instead of leaving it natural, although that could definitely work too. It's so fresh and sunny with the yellow! And I'm a sucker for anything gray and yellow. :)

    I am guilty of careless drippy spray painting...I'm getting better at not acting as though the object is going to fly away if I don't hover with the can 2" away. :P

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  2. I love gray and yellow, too! Great job!

  3. You have inspired me to spray paint a side table. I must say it was easy and I love the results.

  4. What a great color combo and graphic print! I love yellow and gray together too. Nice job!

  5. Your chair looks beautiful. I love your blog. I'm a new follower. Would love for you to stop by and share the love.

  6. This looks gorgeous - I love, love, love the pop of yellow with the chevron stripe :-)

  7. I love the new look of the chair. The makeover has been fabulous.