Last week I told you guys about my thrift store find here...a basic wooden chair I purchased for only $7.95!
Well I finished it up this past weekend and I LOVE the way it came out! The first thing I had to decide on is what color I wanted to paint the chair and what fabric I wanted to use to cover the seat. Awhile ago I fell in love with an accent chair at the furniture store that I thought would go perfect in our bedroom. See below:
Too cute right? However, the chair is $349!! So I decided to get a throw pillow in that print for the bed, let a little time pass, and then try to convince the hubby to agree to letting me get a chair that I wanted mainly for aesthetics, one we really didn't "need" (hard sell...lol)
Honestly, I didn't really want us to spend that much on one chair either so I decided to let that be my inspiration chair for this project. Since I couldn't find the exact fabric anywhere, I purchased another throw pillow ($19.99) and cut it open to use to cover my seat cushion. Here is the pillow before I cut it open:
Then I went around the edges and stapled fabric down. All done with that piece!
For the chair's frame, I decided to go with black. Make sure to sand down your furniture before painting old furniture....then wipe it off with a little soap and water to make sure all the particles are gone. Let it dry and now you are ready to paint! I like immediate results so I opted to use spray paint. I went with Rust Oleum Lacquer spray paint from Home Depot ...$4.98. I ended up using the whole bottle!
Once the paint has thoroughly dried, it was time to pop my newly covered seat cushion back in! I also decided to cover the arms of the chair a little too. I didn't take any pics of that but it was easy... just used some leftover fabric and a glue gun (a crafter's best friend...lol). Check out the finished product!! Not bad for a total of $33.00 spent... I'd say it gives my inspiration chair a run for its money!! :)
What do you think?