Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chair Redo

            Ta-DAH!                                  Ho-hum

Before attempting this project, I had been assured by several home improvement shows and websites that this type of thing is a cinch. I was skeptical at first, but it really was ridiculously easy to recover this chair. My dad's staple gun made make it go super fast. I was also glad to have Mimsie's extra set of hands helping keep the stretched fabric taut  as an added measure against wrinkles when I stapled. 

 The original wood was not terrible. In fact, it had some lovely grain patterning to it. However, there were lots of nicks and chips. In addition the wear and tear on the wood, the faded, mauve fabric was smokey and stained which meant it had to go for sure.

 I had never used the high gloss Rustoleum before, but it went on supremely smooth with a super sturdy finish. I am now planning to paint all my remaining dining room chairs to match. The green is more sedate than the typical bright apple green, so it works well with my chocolate brown and gold dining room. (It is pictured above in Mimsie's craft room. I had taken the chair to her house to use Dad's tools). 

Well, I'm off to tackle more improvement projects. 
Hope you all have a lovely day, my friends! 


  1. Love the colour you've painted your chair! Looks beautiful!
    Victoria xx

  2. Beautiful! I love the green colour of paint you went for..very pretty :)
    A great transformation..
    Magie x

  3. Wow - it really looks nice now. You did good work. :)

  4. That is a rather lovely green. Great makeover! Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  5. It looks fantastic! Paint is a wonderful thing. =)

  6. So beautiful!! Love the shade of green! xo Heather

  7. You did an amazing job!! Love the color =) xo, Ashley

  8. Oh wow! Definitely an improvement, and I love how you decided on a bright and exciting green! Now you need to find a side table or something to match!

  9. Very very nice... Looks great!!

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog! Enjoyed seeing your before an after. What a fun project!

  11. Looks like you did a great job on the chair. Replacing the fabric on the cushion seems harder than it is - You had a sweet helper!!

  12. I love this makeover. The green you chose is such a pretty shade of green.


  13. I love it so much!! What a beautiful transformation. I have to say - you look very comfortable with a staple gun in your hand hon!

    Have a fab week.

  14. Oh what a clever lady! I love the way you "transformed" it, as well as the green color, it's my favorite color, too! It looks fantastic, my friend!!!

  15. 1) I love the fabric you choose for the chair. Very very pretty!!
    2) You are so creative!! I get so many great ideas from you, I'm so glad we're friends....for more reasons than just great crafting ideas, lol! :) ((HUGS))
    3) That's your mother's craft room?!! I. am. so. jealous!!!! :) I need a nice, organized space like that to store all of my scrapbooking supplies. I love that stand she has w/all the paper in it!! How wonderful. *blissful sigh* ;) I think I need a bigger house! LOL
    <3 Carolyn


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