I love a chair makeover. They are usually short and sweet and I get to use my two favorite things, paint AND fabric. They don't take a lot of work, but provide a lot of impact. I'm sure that 99.99% of you know how to do a simple chair makeover, but for that .01% tht might not know how, I'll show you.
I recently refinished this desk for K:
But, she still needed a chair. Luckily, I had these sitting in my garage:
I started by flipping the chair over and removing the screws that held the seat to the frame.
Next, I lightly sanded the chair and sprayed a light coat of primer. As this was drying, I took the seat and laid it on the fabric I was going to use to cover it. Using the seat as a pattern, I cut around it, being sure to leave enough fabric to wrap around the seat:
By now, your primer should be dry on the chair. I gave the chair two coats of paint. Let that dry and then added some spray poly. I let the chair dry for about 24-hours and then rescrewed the seat back on and brought it into K's room.
No, that is not dog poo:
K got in on the painting action:
Home decorating makes a girl dog tired:
Now, you should be ready to go out and makeover your own chair. Here's the exciting news, Saved by Suzy will host her very first link party on Thursday and I would love for you to link up any chair projects you might have made. Be sure to stop by on Thursday!!
Linking to some of these fab blogs:
Today's Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Bella Before and After, Primitive and Proper, Home Stories of A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, Tip Junkie, Type A Decorating, http://sistersstuff.blogspot.com/, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, Primp,
A Diamond in the Stuff, Restore Interiors, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and Jellybeans,My Simple Home Life,
Addicted 2 Decorating, Just a Girl, Remodelaholic, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming, Thrifty Decor Chick, Coastal Charm, The Mustard Ceiling, Redoux, Delicate Construction