Good morning, friends! It's spring break around here so I'm up early getting a post ready so my kiddos and I can play the rest of the day. Or should I say, so I can play chauffeur/ play date coordinator the rest of the day?!
Nonetheless, here's the breakdown of my $4 chair redo. For the cost of a can of spray paint, this chair went from 'clashing in the new room' to 'making a statement in the new room'!
I had posted this picture earlier in the week and loved the cute little stools. So when I was thinking of painting Miss Pinky, this idea seemed like a no-brainer!
So, here's what you'll need if you're planning on doing a similar project:
1) painter's tape 2) trash bags 3) spray paint
Cutting off the top of the trash bag helps you slip it right over the top.
Decide how big you'd like your white space to be then mark it with the painter's tape. I tried measuring, then got fed up with the curves making it difficult so I ended up eyeballing it.
Cover the bottom of your chair. Looks like it's ready for a haircut, right?!
I used a flat finish for the white portion, only because that's what I had on-hand already. I would recommend covering the entire chair with a gloss finish. The flat finish left a gritty feeling, but since it's only at the top, I didn't worry about it.
Give it a little spray. Two or three coats should be sufficient.
Now peel back your tape and enjoy the first part of your handy work.
Looks cute like this, but pink doesn't match anymore remember? So bring on the green!
Now, cover the white and the base of the chair.
I used grey primer for the next step (because I had it already), but I'm not sure it's absolutely necessary.
Give it a quick little rub with a fine grit sandpaper, then spray with your gloss finish color of choice. I used Ivy Leaf for those of you who were wondering.
So friends, there ya have it...a new chair for just a few dollars. I love saving money, don't you?!
If you'd like help updating things in your own home, contact me. I'd love to work with you!