Okay, I know it took some time, but we were hosting Easter at casa FSL which is a very big deal, so it took some time to get the photos uploaded. Without further ado…
If you read the previous post, you’ll know how excited I was about this chair I found at Good Will for $5.99.
I did some serious thinking about the choice of paint color and style of fabric for this chair. I wanted it to contrast in color with the new desk, but somehow work. I also wanted the chair to be able to work as an accent chair in another room in the house if I ever get bored with it in the office (goodness knows how often I move furniture around in this house!). Here’s how it unfolded…
First I flipped the chair over and unscrewed the 4 screws that held the cushion on.
Remove the cushion.
At this point, I realized that the cushion was broken. Yes, I was that excited at the store to find the chair, I didn’t even think to look underneath. Rookie mistake, doh!
I had to call for back up on this one. Back up was my handyman father-in-law. He came over with some masonite boards and a utility knife. We traced the cushion, then cut it to the correct size.
Next, I sanded the shiny-ish wood until the scratches were pretty worn down.
my husband’s thermal tee some rag I found in the garage 😉 to wipe off the crazy dust.
Since there was so much dust, I used the leftover tack cloth from the desk project to pick up any remaining particles.
Now, I placed plastic underneath the chair to protect the floor for the next step (unlike last time when I destroyed our lawn). I sprayed on 2 thin coats of primer.
I took somebody’s advice & went with Rustolem primer instead of the Valspar I used last time. I should have just stuck with what worked. This stuff took 10 times longer to dry and was so runny!
After waiting what felt like 3 years, it was time for color. I chose to go with a neutral color for the paint. I used Rustoleum’s Heirloom White (which, by the way, is a foolproof color –it goes with everything!). A few light coats of that and it was looking good 8) .
Next I had to choose the fabric. I picked out 3 patterns that I finally narrowed it down to.
I chose the multi-colored one because it had pops of turquoise which is picked up by the desk. I cut a piece of batting and placed it over the old fabric, then tightly wrapped the patterned new fabric over it. I used a staple gun to secure it as best I could to the back.
I was way too excited about the staple gun! It’s definitely my new favorite tool.
HahHAHaH! I look nuts!
I screwed the masonite onto the back of the broken piece and screwed the cushion onto the chair frame.
I added decorative nail heads to add some attitude!
This is what I ended up with. I’m stoked considering it was my first time, and I had a broken chair to start with. What do you think?
Rocco was diggin it too.