Over the next few weeks, I'm going to show you some of the furniture that I've re-done for my craft room. I'll eventually have my big reveal, sorry to tease you with it but the truth is, It's not all the way finished yet. :) So for now you'll just have to settle for a few little tastes.
The first of which is, my pretty new low back chair!
It never ceases to amaze me how a little paint and a great fabric can completely transform something. This chair was dumpy and forgettable, and now it's classic and stylish, I love it!!
The before, blah all around.
I removed the cushion and gave the frame a good scrub and a light sanding.
Then a little primer...
and Ivory spray paint by Valspar.
The cushion that was originally on the seat was completely compacted so that it was now far from cushy. So I decided to cover the oldest layer of fabric that was holding this stuffing in with a new layer of foam and a new fabric. I didn't have a staple gun, so I opted to nail it down. If you're thinking to yourself, "That's now really the easiest way to go about that," let me just say that I agree with you wholeheartedly! It got the job done, but this may be a better option for people who aren't perfectionists.
I don't know, how do you feel about a little bit of a scalloped edge? I couldn't handle it very well, decided that this would not be the project that would cure me of my perfectionist tendencies, and borrowed a staple gun from my neighbor asap to try to rectify the situation.
I then just re-attached the cushion to the frame and was done.
I opted not to roughed up any of the edges for the shabby chic look that I usually go for, and tried to keep it just chic. But if I change my mind, that look is only a few minutes with a medium grit sandpaper away. It's good to have options.
Again, with my before and after. SUCH a big improvement!!
Did you notice I used the same color scheme and fabric as on my clothesline photo display? But you already knew that was in my craft room so I'm not giving much away.
I'll be linking this up to these great parties, check them out!!
Happy Labor Day! See you next Monday!