This is a chair I’ve had in my garage for a couple months, waiting patiently for its turn to get a makeover. Well the time came when I wanted to get a quick project finished before leaving for Haven in a few days! As I walked through Joann’s searching for the perfect fabric, I was drawn to some bright medallion prints like I used for my footstool recently. But alas… the curvy vintage lines on the chair called for a more traditional pattern, so I chose a floral that’s colorful yet neutral enough to work in several different types of spaces. Here is the mandatory Before picture:
First I cleaned the chair really well; a little spider had made its home underneath (yuck). Then I removed the seat by turning the chair over and taking the screws out. Next I painted the chair navy blue (Indigo Streamer) with a Valspar latex paint sample. I finished up with a couple coats of Annie Sloan clear wax to protect it.
For the seat, I used a staple gun to secure the new fabric over the top of the old fabric. I paid special attention when folding the corners and cut out where the holes were for the screws.
Then I attached the seat to the chair again and it was finished – so simple!
I just love the details on back of the chair and I think the blue makes it look more regal. 😉
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