Thursday, March 22, 2012

How to give a chair new life in 1 hour!

How to give a chair new life! My sister and I have been spotting these cute chairs everywhere! We even picked one up on the side of the curb!  We have a serious addiction to any kind of chair! These chairs deserve a second chance and we are having so much fun! It seriously only takes an hour and you have a brand new chair! This chair we picked up for $2 at a thrift store added a new layer of paint! And Tahdah...a brand new super cute chair!  It's a heroic feeling when you can safe a life!!
What you need:
  • A Chair
  • Tape {any kind masking, paint tape, packing tape, etc.}
  • Garbage bags..or any kind of plastic or newspaper paint {spray paint or latex
  • sandpaper {if you want to rough the edges to give it some vintage love}
How To:

  1. First you need to wipe down the wood of any dirt or dust. This is so the tape will be sure to stick!
  2. Next step is to cover the fabric. Lay down the plastic {or newspaper} close to the edges but not too close so the tape doesn't stick.
  3. Next run tape along the edge of the fabric tucking it under the piping of the fabric and make sure you are taping the plastic {or newspaper} to ensure a leak free paint job!
  4. See pictures for guidance.
  5. Once you are sure that you have it all sealed up and safe from paint you are ready to get busy painting. Pick a color that will compliment the fabric~ White is always a safe color and it brings out the funky color these chairs usually are! In this case we choose a fun mustard yellow! Dare to be different!
  6. We usually add 2 to 3 coats depending on the brand of spray paint or latex paint.
  7. Let dry... once it is dry we grab a sheet of rough sandpaper and sand the edges to give it a shabby vintage appeal!
  8. Peel off your plastic and check out your new chair! did it!! It's as easy as that! Let us know if you have any questions!
To think this little lovely above was found curbside....rescued, received some love & she even found herself a new adorable little family.
photo courtesy of Kim Jansen
Share your pictures of your re-do's would love to see them! 

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