Monday, April 23, 2012

Set Yo-Self Here - A Chair Redo

I was meandering around town the other day when I spotted some junk.
I heard it calling my name.
I stopped.

This little chair cried out to me and as I glanced at it's price tag I knew it would be mine.
 Just my price.

It did protest a little as I tried to smash it into the back of my van.
I should always keep the back of my van clear for furniture rescue missions such as this.

I took it home.
I didn't even go inside other than to retrieve my camera and painting supplies.
It was sunny and hot outside.
Perfect for painting a sloppy coat of paint.

I sanded and glazed it.
Settled it comfortably into its new home.
I photographed it and then quickly decided I needed to move it somewhere else.
That happens.

I am going to attempt something I have yet to try.
Paint the fabric on it.
It's actually not as stained as it appears in the pictures.
It is swine colored though.
I'm thinking a grayish, tan linen color.
What does thou thinkest?


NanaDiana said...

I think your color choice sounds perfect. I have painted upholstery several times. xo Diana

Designing Domesticity said...

Love what you have done with it thus far. Can't wait to see what happens with the painted upholstery. Thanks for sharing, liz

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so pretty! i love that shape!

Melissa Martin said...

I say go for it! Linnen sound pretty to me! You did a great rescue job!

Amy Kinser said...

I'm thinking it was a great find and it is beautiful!

Marie said...

$3.95?? SCORE! it looks like a million bucks already. :o)

Anonymous said...

I think you should sell it to me! Love the chair. So super cute and I can't believe you only paid 3.95 for it!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've seen that done before... I've never tried it. But for $3.95...I say go for it!

Judy said...

I love the chair! Wouldn't it be neat if you could find a way to do a linen color in some in some kind of faux linen finish, like a screen print?

the vintage bricoleur said...

I have done this before. It is easy. It just takes a little time. Spray it real good with water from a spray bottle. It helps for the paint to soak in better. Start painting (you can mix 1/2 water 1/2 paint for the first coat), let dry and repeat till you feel like it is coated good enough. I rubbed a wax over the top when I was done to seal it and give it a good patina. You probably already know all this. :) Let me know how it goes! BTW, I wish I could find things for $3.95! Terry

Rebeccas DIY said...

That is a wonderful chair! Love what you have done with it already. And I really like your blog :)