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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chair Makeover

My office got a new chair. It didn't look like this when I got it though. 

A sweet friend of mine was doing some spring cleaning and I was on the lucky end of her purging. I couldn't believe she was getting rid of this treasure, but you know how the saying goes. 

Sorry for the bad iPhone pic

She couldn't find a place to use it in her home, but I actually needed an office chair and was more than happy to take it off her hands and give it life. I sanded, primed, painted, and sealed the chair. This is my go to primer:

I painted the chair Blue Danube by Benjamin Moore:

Here's how it looked several days and a sore arm later. 

Well worth the sweat and pain I must say! 

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  1. It looks great! I love the color you chose.

  2. Love that color! I wish it came in a spray paint.

  3. Now that's what I call a triumph. I a great advocate for recycling and taking things that look unpromising and turning them into stylish, smart and appealing items. My daughter wanted some chairs the other day from a junk shop which she thought might look good painted and reupholstered trouble was we couldn't transport them home. We did get a small table and we intend to revamp that but we'll have to see how that goes as my talents are more with fabric and paper.

  4. Love it! Re-finishing furniture is so much work (which is why I don't often do it) but seeing things like this inspire me to try! It look beautiful! :)

  5. Amazing what a little paint can do. Great makeover.

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  6. I love the color you chose, it looks gorgeous!!

  7. Your chair makeover turned out great! Looks like one you'd pay a fortune fore at PB or Restoration HW!