Hi to all my fellow junk lovers. This is my first ever blog and blog post. That being said, I am going to just jump right in. Here goes…..
I found this chair at my favorite junk shop. It has great details but definitely needs a makeover.
I started by using my handy-dandy drill to remove the seat. A regular screwdriver works too but takes a lot more energy and time.
Next I went through my fabric stash to get some inspiration for chair color. I picked out a bright floral piece that once upon a time was a kitchen curtain. I always try to use what I have around the house when redoing anything. To recover the chair seat I laid my fabric right side down and cut a piece large enough to fold up around the bottom of the seat. I then stapled the fabric to the seat. I always do 2 opposing edges first, then the last 2 and then ease the corners so I don’t have a lot of wrinkles or folds on the finished product. Sometimes I have to replace the foam in the cushion but this seat was still nice and firm. I just stapled the new fabric over the existing cover.
Wow, so easy. Looks great, huh.
I painted the frame a bright honeydew color. I brushed on the first coat then immediately went over it with a 4 inch sponge roller.
I let the paint dry for about 4 hours then distressed the chair with my palm sander. I just hit places here and there where the paint might wear over the years.
I finished the chair by aging it a little with Caromal Colours toner. This product cuts some of the sheen and freshness of the color. I screwed the seat bottom on and embellished the back with a little sparkly blue ribbon. I just love this little whimsical chair. You can see it next week at ARTifacts Emporium in downtown Clarksville.