I absolutely love taking something ugly and old and making it into something freaking amazing (See my DIY projects). So today I'm sharing my DIY chair makeover with y'all. These chairs started out as a couple of seriously ugly, stained, blah chairs. And now look! Are they not just super pretty? This post is part of my MASTER BEDROOM MAKEOVER, more to come :)
This is what the looked like "before" sitting on my driveway on a drop cloth ready to be made over.
And here they are in my master bedroom, just begging for their close up. I am loving the mix of pattern and texture; ikat mixed with paisley and chevron, a soft ruffly throw next to burlap curtains.
So here's how I did it. First, I removed the cushions. Then I lightly sanded the wood. I then washed the wood with a rag and a little bit of mild soap. A clean surface helps the paint adhere better. I then used a spray primer and covered the entire surface. I let the primer dry completely before I applied the blueish-green spray paint.
I could only fine the color I wanted in a matte finish but I wanted a gloss finish. So after I applied two coats of paint I finished with a couple coats of spray clear gloss.
See what a great finish I ended up with? When it comes to painting chairs, I have done it all, chalk paint, spray paint, latex... my favorite is spray paint for sure. The oil based paint just wears better and longer.
If you spray paint a piece of furniture I highly recommend using a primer. It's not nearly as fun as spraying on that fun color, and it makes the job a little longer. But you will be so much happier with the end product.
You just might love the chairs you paint as much as I love mine!