Hello sweet friends! I have a quick makeover for ya’ll today!
I have been working on a few outdoor projects recently and was hoping to photograph them this weekend, however the weather has not been on my side for taking photos! So instead I worked on a couple 0f projects in between rain showers, including this chair:
Perty, eh? This is one of two chairs I bought to use in our Halloween display last year, as part of a dining table set up:
Ooh spooky! (See more of our Halloween tour HERE.)
The price was right, and I figured I could just redo it and sell it when Halloween was over.
Fast forward eight months and here we are:
Not so spooky now!
I can’t resist white painted cane. I just love the fresh cottage-inspired look it has:
For this makeover, I busted out the spray paint! I always spray prime the cane part first (learned my lesson the hard way) and then spray paint the cane, and usually follow up with a couple of coats of chalk paint on the rest of the chair. However this time I went ALL spray paint!
I had to remove the seat first of course. It was held in place with four screws…
And here is the chair all primed minus one side of a leg:
This is my favorite spray primer HERE. It doesn’t leave a gritty texture like some others do.
You can see in that photo that it looked like it was going to pour any minute. I had to run out and bring this in a couple of times when it started raining.
I was determined to get it finished though!
I did one coat of primer and two coats of Rustoleum spray paint. This is my favorite spray paint for painting larger pieces like this:
It has a longer stream than regular spray paint so the coverage is fantastic.
Next was the cushion. It needed some serious help! Here is what was under the top layer of fabric:
Pretty gross! I should have removed this layer as well, but I cheated and just covered right over it.
The fabric I used was a curtain panel I found on clearance at the thrift store:
I always check out the linen aisle because you can find great fabric hidden in there!
I used my light duty staple gun for this job:
Then I gathered what I needed to make some piping to add a nice finishing detail:
See my SEW and NO-SEW tutorial for making piping HERE.
If you can sew a straight line, you can do this:
I didn’t even switch out for my zipper foot.
You can make piping with hot glue as well if you don’t sew…refer to my tutorial link above for that.
I hot glued the piping in place before reattaching the chair pad to the chair and that was it!
You don’t have to add piping, but it adds such a pretty detail, and gives a professional-looking finish:
Now a professional would have removed the layer with the piping underneath as you can see where it is showing through the new fabric. I never claimed to be a professional though lol.
And yes you can still distress a bit when using spray paint. Just stick to the edges though. If you run sand paper over the flat surfaces, you will scratch the paint finish…
Yummy! Just look at that scrumptious cane back!
Not too bad for a rainy day project!
You might remember what I did with the other chair I bought for my Halloween display:
Revisit that makeover HERE!
I’ll See ya’ll Thursday with this kids’ table and chair set that was due for a redo:
UPDATE: See how cute this set turned out HERE now! 🙂
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