2.13.2012

I’M GONNA DO IT…

I’ve being toying with the idea of painting the chair I purchased last year for $15.

It’s in near perfect condition except for the color of the fabric.

stacked books

This morning I was doing a little blog hopping and ended up on two blogs that gave me the kick in the rear I needed to get started on this project.

Take this chaise for example found on the blog Me and Jilly

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After

Looks great, huh?!

And what about this little sweetie found here

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I LOVE the pink and gold on that bench!

I can’t mention those lovely makeovers without mentioning who that got the inspiration from…

Kristy Swain of Hyphen Interiors was the first person I saw do this (though I’m sure others have too).  I really loved the way her chair turned out and I can’t wait to start on mine! Hmmm…, I think I’m going to start today! Well wait, I need to decide on a color for my chair.

I’m thinking navy blue

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I could do orange

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I could even do teal. 

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I think navy or the teal may be the colors I go for!

What do you think of painting upholstered furniture? Would you be scared to do it? I mean the char was only 15 bucks.  If it doesn’t work out, I’ll just sit it in my garage until I’m ready to get it professionally doneSmile

7 comments:

Kat said...

Oooooh! Go for it! I just recently have been reading up on this on Pinterest. Hear it takes a lot of the spray bottles, but the end result could be amazing! Keep us posted!

Sing said...

I say go for it. If it doesn't turn out right, then you can still reupholster it with fabric later.

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

I've thought about doing this myself - you should so go for it. If it works out, you have an awesome chair. If not, you are no worse off than when you started. Here is a link I pinned yesterday about using stain instead of paint to avoid crunchiness.
http://biblicalhomemaking.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-paint-furniture-upholstery-diy.html

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

love your blog! just found it . . . go for the orange! hermes chic! stop by and say hello
www.glitterandgoldblog.co

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I haven't done it myself but I've been curious about it. Good luck!

Tiffany said...

Go For it!

Mark Norkaitis said...

I recently got a amazing deal on a blue tufted vintage chair like that! left it as is! Sold in the shop right away!!!
Your newest follower Mark @ room363