Saturday, July 16, 2011

Chair Makeover and Some Exciting News

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:

Next, pull the fabric tightly around the seat and go to town with your staple gun.  Try to make sure your pattern stays straight and even.


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:
Once again, dog poo bags to the rescue.  Here's a little tip, if you need to take a break, but don't feel like washing your paintbrush, just wrap it in plastic (dog poo bags are always in my garage) and it will be all ready for you when you are ready to come back to painting.



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

25 comments:

hollyG said...

Love the updated chair! And this is motivation for me to get at least one of my chairs done to take part in your link party :) The first one is getting there...first coat of paint went on last night and it needs another and some poly.

Directions Not Included said...

Nice job!! I'm your newest follower coming over from the Mustard Ceiling. Stop on by when you get a chance. http://directionsnotincluded.blogspot.com/

michelle said...

Looks great! Stopping by from the Mustard Ceiling.

Sadie + Stella said...

Look fab! Happy to have found your blog!

Barry said...

Hi,
Found you over at The Mustard Ceiling. I'm adding a link to your blog on my blogroll at http://www.imagesouthfineart.com/blog/.

Barry

Syndal said...

wow-that chair looks awesome!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Wow, what a transformation! I love the new updated look, it looks fabulous with the desk. I marked it in my calendar to link up a chair at your party, can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by to link up at the Mix and Mingle party today.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Hi, I have arrived at this site via The Mustard Ceiling.. the chair makeover looks amazing, love the fabric. I will add you to my blogroll, http://www.lminteriorsllc.blogspot.com

nicoleqmullen said...

What a beauty of a chair and I love the colour!!

Karima said...

Saw you on link party, now google following you. Great job, whenever I see these posts I keep telling myself to do this with my worn out dining chairs! Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

Homestyling101 said...

Found you via Mustard Ceiling Link Party! Now a follower! Loving the chair (and the dog!!) http://homestyling101.blogspot.com/

Johnnie said...

Lovely chair revamp! New follower from Tip junkiie.
Blessings...
Saved By Love Creations

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is such a bright and happy chair now! huge improvement!!!! love that paint color, too!

Life Of A Southern Couple - Brittany said...

The chair turned out great! Very cute!

http://lifeofasoutherncouple.blogspot.com/

Evie @ Brown Paper Packages said...

The chair looks great!! I've been searching for some great chairs to redo, so I'm a little envious! :)

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PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

The chair is fabulous. I love the colors in the fabric....and that last photo of your daughter and her dog is precious!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

So cute!

Lynda @ {ubersavvy} said...

This is just what I needed to see to motivate me to fix up my Nan's 'old lovely'. I wish i had a chair to put on your linky :)

Beth said...

I love the curve of this chair!! And of the fabric:)! Very nice!
Beth

Lizard Rae said...

My mother-in-law has a chair just like this! Hmmm...i wonder if she'll let me 'borrow' it :o)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I LOVE the shape of the chair! Great color choice!

Michelle said...

This is great!! It came out so cute!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower! I would love if you would come link this up to my Delicately Constructed linky party!!
Hope you have a great weekend and I see you around soon!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Nice chair! The color and fabric look so nice together.

Lulu Lane Designs said...

I LOVE LOVE the shape of this chair and great job giving it a makeover!! :0)

r4 said...

The updated chair is eye catching And this is motivation for me to get at least one of my chairs, before Christmas. I'm your newest follower coming over from the Mustard Ceiling.