Hi friends! It’s getting pretty cold and dreary here but doesn’t mean I can’t have some fun with a bright and colorful chair makeover!
My parents went out of town recently and stopped at a flea market. My mom (who knows me pretty well- she’s brought me several pieces) picked up this chair for just a few dollars! It was simple, sturdy, and I knew it would be the perfect candidate for a playful makeover.
First I cleaned it up and unscrewed the seat.
I really liked how my Bonjour Blue chair turned out so I went with the same color this time – Indigo Streamer by Valspar. Then I added a bit of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for some contrast on the little spindles.
Then I went to our new Hobby Lobby store and chose some GORGEOUS colorful bird fabric for the seat. I bought one yard but I probably could’ve gotten away with half. (It’s alright, I know I’ll use the rest in other projects!) I laid it over the seat to determine which area I wanted visible- of course it had to be the peacock-looking bird, some flowers, and a butterfly. Then I cut around it leaving about 4 inches extra on all sides. Next I ironed… and ironed… and ironed.
After I finally got the wrinkles out, I made sure it was centered again and flipped everything over. I used a basic staple gun to secure the fabric, sometimes having to hammer the staples down too. I started with opposite sides and cut out little triangles where the screw holes were. I also cut off some of the excess fabric- it’s better to start with extra and then get rid of what you don’t need. The corners were a little tricky- I pulled tightly and made two different folds, securing with staples each time.
After the seat was finished, I screwed it back into the chair frame… Easy peasy!
I love this blue bird chair and I LOVE the fabric. It’s a bright, fun piece that will definitely be a conversation piece in someone’s home!
How do you brighten up the dreary days this time of year?
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