You will love this metallic copper furniture makeover because it's painted with Rustoleum Spray Paint. And the results are beautiful. The metallic paint and unique fabric I put together for the vintage vanity stool were made for each other and the style definitely has a 60's or 70's vibe. I'm calling it boho chic!
I love bohemian or hippie style designs, clothing, fabrics, etc. If I could find a place that sold the type of clothing I wore in the 60's and early 70's I would be in Heaven. Not sure how those clothes would look on a lady in her mid 60's but I would give it a try.
The vintage vanity stool has been in the workshop forever. I kept pushing it to the back because this is how I bought it….no foam or fabric and the wood seat unattached to the base.
First thing I did after cleaning the wood was to spray paint the stool with my new favorite spray paint, Rustoleum Bright Coat Copper Metallic.
As you can see in the photo there are variations or shading of the copper color on the wood. The wood veneer was missing from the chair back and the wood took up the paint differently. I like it this way.
The stool was in rough shape anyway with a lot of nicks and damage to the wood legs. I’m playing up the imperfections because fixing them would be a big, big job.
Moving on to the wood seat minus foam and fabric. When the JTS had bypass surgery they sent us home with a big fabric covered foam wedge for sleeping until he was healed. Well, I saved the foam, no waste around here. Foam is too expensive. The JTS cut a piece from the foam wedge to fit the stool seat.
For extra sturdiness I covered the foam and wood seat with a double layer of off-white fabric. The fabric is actually a pillowcase I recycled. We got a ton of linens in a chest of drawers we purchased at an auction.
The fabric is a skirt I spotted at Goodwill. I was shopping in the housewares dept. of the store when I spotted the skirt from across the aisle.
The colors, design, and sparkle were calling to me. It’s hard to see in this photo but there are gold colored sequins on the skirt. Pretty.
I paid almost $5 for it....... but when you’re in love. Since the skirt was a size small I knew I couldn’t wear it but I could use it for various projects.
I cut the fabric to fit the newly padded and covered seat. You guys have read my how to recover a chair seat tutorials so I won’t go into all of that.
Stapling the fabric to the seat takes maybe 10 minutes. Working the fabric at the edges to keep out the wrinkles is the most difficult part.
The JTS found four screws for me and I attached the seat to the stool.
Ta-Dah! I can’t help loving the glitz with the metallic copper and the gold sequins.
Here is a close up of the fabric so you can see the sequins. I also love the turquoise and brown colors together.
That’s it. You guys can do this at home. Trust me. Covering a chair seat is not difficult at all and what a dramatic change. Fabric makes such a difference even if you don’t paint the chair, bench, whatever. Have you done this? Let me know how it went.?
Spray Paint Metallic Copper Furniture Makeover
What do you think of the color and the fabric choice? Do you want to try a metallic copper furniture makeover? Go with Rustoleum spray paint for sure.
For Those of You Who Have Asked About My Favorite DIY Tools and Paints:
Beyond Paint for Furniture
Ryobi Drill (cordless)
Mouse Sander (cordless)
FrogTape Painters Tape
Rustoleum Heirloom White Spray Paint
Rustoleum Metallic Copper Spray Paint
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Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.