Thursday, April 23, 2009

Take A Seat

I'm back with yet another paint and reupholster chair project. This fine project came to light when I scored three free chairs on the side of the road!

They were practically begging to come home with me and I am so glad I decided to make room for them in our little house!

I went back and forth with what color I would paint the first one. I originally had decided white, then I changed my mind to black, and at the last minute I decided to go with a light robin's egg blue.

And at a total surprise, I decided to forgo my original Amy Butler favs and went with an unexpected black and white stripe motif.

I pretty much wasted no time Sunday night getting down to business. First I had to unscrew the bottom of the cushion which came undone super easily!

Then I had to use some wood glue to bond the top of the chair that had come unattached. And, I'm happy to report that getting it to stay together was easy peasy!

After I checked that the cushion was in decent shape, I decided to just use a white liner as a starter base and then I attached the black and white striped fabric to the top. I was super stoked to use my new powershot staple gun--who would've ever thought?!? ; )

To prep the chair for spray painting I did very minimal sanding. Almost not even worth my time! Then it took about 10 minutes to cover her up and she was done. After I let it dry, I reattached the cushion to the chair...and voila a new beauty was born in about 2 hours total time!

20 comments:

Anna said...

We need to set a date for you to come and help me with my projects.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow! Totally jealous! Love it all. That striped fabric looks perfect with the Robin's egg blue. Great job!

Lynett said...

Wow Joi! You're getting good at this. That chair is gorgeous. I love the color and the fabric!

Freckles Chick said...

**bowing down to the chair guru**

This is my FAVORITE chair so far!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I simply adore that robins egg blue w/ the black & white. Like something you'd find a chic boutique in France.

Chelsea said...

Wow Joi! That chair is fricking awesome!! Seriously, so so awesome!!

julie said...

That chair is gorgeous and amazing, and I am jealous of your DIY talent!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Joi,

I can't stop thinking about that chair. I need to know where that fabric is from!

Help! Do you have the maker and name of it?

layersofmeaning said...

Joi! This is great!
you need to open an etsy shop and start selling these!

Suzie said...

Love the color combo! Fantastic!

Norma said...

Oh wow Joi, that chair looks fantastic, what a great job you did, I love it.

Suertecita said...

I love it soooo much!!!!I've never done anything like this but I am soooo ready to hit some garage sales or thrift stores to find something to practice on. Gracias por la inspiracion!

N. said...

That looks fantastic!! If the original owner could only see it now...

Christina said...

Wonderful makeover. Love the black and white w/the robin's egg blue. Fabulous freebie!

Kim said...

Adorable. I love the blue color.

Joi said...

Thanks girls! You all know how to make a lady feel good. : )

High Heel-the fabric is from Hancock Fabrics!

Jesse said...

OMG, I love how this turned out! Great job!

Candice said...

So darn cute, I love the color combo, I wouldnt have thought of it, but it looks so nice.

*Diana* said...

ok this might sound dumb but I am new in all this DIY stuff... how do you do sanding? when do you know how much to do? how do you know what kind of paper to use?

Thanks!!

Michael said...

I'm with FC...this is my fav! You know I love me some robin's egg blue...the black and white stripe is the icing on the cake. LOVE!

Nikki said...

Fabulous chair! I love the fabric.

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