The Holidays are quickly approaching and it’s crunch time. Decorating our home for the holidays takes time, but it’s a lot of fun. I don’t just take out Thanksgiving and replace with our Christmas decorations.
I go beyond like painting, decorating, designing something new, and I even refurbish furniture to make the old look new again.
I decided to refurbish this cute side chair that was in my shop for months now. I needed something, a chair to anchor our living space together and new this side chair would be perfect. A chair that can be placed off to the side when not in use. I added a cute chevron patterned lumbar pillow for a designer look.
I love this pillow, it’s exactly what I was looking for. Simple in design, but adds texture to the space. Made from 100% cotton, I think I need to purchase a couple more for my bar stools in the kitchen.
MY CHAIR BEFORE
This chair was in okay condition and the color was just fading and old, needed a new look for sure! So I decided a little sanding and some paint will give this chair a new lease on life, no more wasting away in my work shop.
CHAIR SUPPLY LIST
- Paint brush
- sandpaper 80 grit
- rags (wet and dry for easy cleanup)
- 1 qt. of paint (snowbound white with primer)
- wax finish (for durability)
- small pillow
- sanding block (my favorite)
IT’S PAINT TIME
First using your damp rag, remove dirt and grime from your chair if any, wipe down completely and let dry. I love using my electric orbital sander for quick paint removal, this speeds up the process a bit. After i like using a sanding block for the hard to reach places.
Again, wipe clean with a wet rag or vacuum up all the dust completely, I prefer to use a damp rag for a thorough cleanup making for I didn’t miss a spot. Paint brush in one hand holding the chair with the other, now it’s time to paint. I suggest you have primer added to your paint for a few dollars more, this saves time.
A STENCILED CHAIR
After I painted my side chair and placed her our living room I was so happy with the results. I added this chevron pillow for a designer look and than I stenciled a cute flower burst on the seat for a little character using a bluish gray color Distance. I enjoy changing our space often so I prefer colors that will match easily with other colors that I love.
Have you tried refurbishing furniture? I love refurbishing furniture, it’s my passion. It’s an inexpensive way to decorate your space without breaking the bank. Re-use what you have; a little paint goes a long way!