Yes… We are at it again… Another DIY Project!
Every time I go to thrift stores, I am always drawn to the section with all the fun chairs! I love vintage chairs with interesting shapes and forms. Even an “ugly” chair can be brought back to a new life! I am drawn to pieces glazed with bold or metallic colors, especially since I have so many dark brown/walnut furniture pieces already!
Well… I have been searching for a new desk chair for quite some time. Since Kevin and I want to buy matching desks (since we share an office), I opted to buy a chair that was both inexpensive and versatile (in case I decided to switch it out). So, I ran to my local Goodwill and just happened to find the perfect chair and only for $7.99. So, the next stop was the paint store where I decided to have a little fun and select a metallic finish! There’s nothing like spending Sunday afternoon refurbishing furniture!!
So… here were my steps.
1. Buy the “ugly” chair
2. Unscrew & remove the seat cushion
3. Clean the Chair removing dust etc.
4. Do a little sanding (in this case it didn’t need a lot)
5. Prime the chair
6. Re-upholster the chair
I chose a fabric from Maharam called Plenty, color: Spice. This fabric has 60,000 double rubs, meaning it is very, very durable. Plus, it has a “green” with its reduced environmental impact!
7. Spray the chair the final color
8. Re-attach the seat cushion
This is such an easy DIY Project. It took me all of about 2.5 hour’s total and the results are stunning!
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Love the fabric you picked.
Thank you Emily~ It was such a fun and funky pattern… I had to go for it!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Lindsay, I love your chair! That was a super deal, even better than the chair I got at a yardsale a few weeks ago. Love the transformation too, great job.Thanks for joining the party!
Rhoda~ Thanks so much! I couldn’t pass it up… too good of a deal!!
Anita Weeks says
Love the chair!! You did a great job….. It looks really good!!
Pam @ *Design Fanatic* says
Fantastic color combination!
LOVE IT!! Great job!
whoa!!! you did such a splendid job! not gonna lie, i would have totally overlooked that chair in its “before” state of being… but you really have a good eye and brought that thing to life!
candice woodworth says
The chair is great! I love the fabric!! Good eye!
A perfect fit for the office!
This is a great re-do! I love the fabric and color choice.
Thanks, I had a lot of fun choosing the fabric and paint. I went with a little something different this time and I am happy with the results!
Lindsay, I really like what you did with that chair. If the original owner saw it, I’d bet they’d want it back! I love your website, as I also love to find old stuff at yard sales that I can re-use in my own home…it’s inspiring to see what others do with their finds! Happy hunting! Kristen
Thank you so much! I am sure people at Goodwill were wondering what in the world I would want this ugly chair for… I had a vision!! Thanks for stopping by!
I love it! I’ve been trying to find a chair like this and haven’t been so lucky. It looks great.
Lana Austin says
Great re-do! Love that lively and fresh fabric choice!
Thanks so much! I am happy I went with this fabric… it adds color to the space!!
RJ @ A Life Designed says
What a great makeover, I love the new colour!
Amber @ It's Greener Over Here says
I love this chair! Great bones and great price! May I ask what color you painted the chair?
Hi Amber~ The spray paint was from Walmart and is from Krylon and is called Nickel and the finish is Satin! Hope this helps! Have fun!
I love the bright color in the fabric. It really brings that chair to life.
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This chair turned out so cute! I love the fabric you used. It is amazing the great chairs you can find at Goodwill, isn’t it? I am going to share this project on my facebook page. 🙂
Thanks for linking up to my party.
Thank you Traci~ I appreciate it!
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
Love the gray paint and that fabric… it’s stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at the POPP.
Thank you Maryann!
Allison @ House of Hepworths says
Your chair looks amazing!! Thanks so much for Hookin’ Up with me! 😉
Thanks Allison~ I appreciate the opportunity to link up!
What a great makeover, it’s amazing what a little paint and fabric can do!
Thank you Samantha, Paint goes a long way, that’s for sure!!
I love what you did with the chair. Do you mind telling me if you removed the old covering before you put the new one on? We are going to be moving soon and I was wondering if you are located in the Sarasota area. If so, I can use some advice if you’re available.
Liz~ I actually recovered the cushion right over the existing fabric. Some chair cushions would need to be totally recovered, but the way this one was made it was just easier to leave it on. Plus, it actually gives the chair a bit more comfort to the cushion!
I would be delighted to assist you with any design help you need! I am in the Sarasota area and service Tampa Bay as well as Richmond, Virginia! You can email me directly and we can chat~ firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
Beautiful! Love the color you painted the chair and REALLY love the fabric 🙂