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How To Paint A Metal Vanity Chair And Re-Cover The Seat

How to paint a metal vanity chair. The easy wat to paint a metal chair is with spray paint then re-cover the fabric seat for a complete makeover. This is a simple project with a big impact.

Metal Chair Paint Makeover This is a fun quick project and a great way to end the week.

pair of vintage wrought iron vanity chairs Nashville Flea Market shopping trip Petticoat Junktion

The vanity chair is one of a pair I bought at the Nashville Flea Market in December.

chalky turquoise waterfall spray paint project Petticoat Junktion

I’ve been reorganizing and de-cluttering this week and I decided to paint one of the chairs for the granddaughters bedroom. I used  a chalky spray paint and the color is waterfall.

The instructions on the can suggested a temp below 50 degrees was definitely not optimal for spraying paint. Can you see the ice formed on top of the water in the kids sand thingy in the background. The temp in Clarksville was a little less than 50 degrees. I’m such a rebel. When I want to do something….I want to do it right then.

furry fabric chair seat cover Petticoat Junktion

I originally envisioned using turquoise faux fur on the seat and spray painting the metal frame a contrasting color but I couldn’t find turquoise fur. We only have one fabric shop in Clarksville and I didn’t want to wait on an order to come in. I spotted the off-white fur and it was sooooo soft I couldn’t resist it. It doesn’t show in any of the photos but there is a bit of pale gold on the tips of the faux fur.

cover a chair seat with faux fur fabric Petticoat Junktion

Recover a chair seat

I cut the fur and stapled it to the seat. That fur stuff went everywhere!

spray painted metal chair furry feel good seat cover Petticoat Junktion

I screwed the seat to the chair and that was it. Oh yeah, I distressed the paint job just a little.

Pretty turquoise vanity chair with soft furry fabric seat Petticoat Junktion project

I will be sharing more of the granddaughters room in a couple of weeks. I believe I mentioned I’m in de-cluttering mode? I plan to share photos of the before and after of the de-cluttering and organizing of each room as I finish them. First up next week is the back guest bedroom. See you then! Have a great weekend. Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Oh!!!! Looks fabulous!!! I will be on the look out for chairs like that now!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing. Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Artsy-Fartsy Link Party.

  3. I love this!! Makes me want to shop for an old chair now! 😉 Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. Have a great rest of the week!

  4. What a fresh and fun update! I’m sure your granddaughter with love it! Thanks for sharing with us at #MerryMonday!

  5. I love this so cute, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire. This is a great idea for my daughter apartment that i am re doing.

  6. Very pretty chair makeover Kathy and it looks like your granddaughter has a gorgeous room too. Looking forward to seeing more of that space because the colors are beautiful!

  7. Very cute! I’m getting more in tune with faux fur – might even get a soft pillow! Some of the faux fur throws would be good for “cutting up” to cover other projects! Love the colorful quilt on the bed!