March 18, 2013

Trash Chair DIY Redo!


One of my favorite projects over Spring Break was redoing a wooden chair I picked up off the side of the road. I shared HERE what all I gathered from the side of the road, but in case you missed it, here is what the chair looked like before I painted it.


Yeah, it was pretty sad. All worn and scuffed up. But I got busy and primed it.


Then I painted it a flat black.


And then the fun part began. Excuse the poor photo. I took it with my phone.


I had bought some acrylic paint at Walmart, but I'm here to tell you...it was difficult to work with. It took 2 or 3 coats to make it look even halfway decent. I even ended up using Q-tips to make the polka dots because it was so much easier. I found a couple of paint pens and tried those and that did the trick! It was much easier to work with and a lot quicker. After a coat of clear gloss, here is the finished product!







I think it turned out rather cute! Now I need to fix up a cute place for it!

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21 comments:

  1. Sherrinda, your chair restore is just beautiful....does it have a finish on the paint? If so what did you use for the finish? Love it!

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    1. Rod, thanks! I did spray a gloss polyurethane on it after it had dried overnight. Just for protection.

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  2. What a cute chair, Sherrinda! I'm impressed. It reminds me of Mary Engelbreit's artwork.

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    1. Thanks, Keli! I hadn't thought about Mary Engelbreit's stuff, but you are right! I guess it is the black background with all the color on it.

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  4. Love the chair, Sherrinda! Love your artistic side. My current WIP's main character repurposes furniture, turning throwaways into useful, purposeful pieces again.

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    1. Lisa! I'm gonna have to read your book when you get it published! There is something special about giving new life into something broken and beaten. Great spiritual application, as well!

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  5. Love this. Would go in almost any room. Where are you using it?
    I love to use old items and work them into what we have now.
    My husband used to do furniture refinishing for a hobby and it's time consuming.
    Blessings, Barb


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    1. Barb, I am gong to put it in my kitchen. We have a super small corner with a small round table. We don't eat there, so I am making the area my "office". I am hoping the fun chair will get me sitting there and really getting to "work". :) Was your house full of your husband's redos?

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  6. Oh, my goodness, that's beautiful! I've seen chairs like that selling for a lot of $$$ at arts and crafts shows!

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    1. Awww,thanks,MJ. Someone told me I need to do an Etsy shop, but can you imagine shipping a chair??? Ha!

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  7. Wow! I love it. So fun. I wish I had an ounce of your creativity, Sherrinda. Great job.

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    1. Jessica, you are definitely creative! All of God's creation is!!! But thank you for the compliment. It was a fun project for spring break.

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  8. Amazing! I just finished an old farm chair that really gave me grief, but I don't have a bit of your talent so I ended up decoupaging part of a bird seed sack on it.

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    1. Decoupaging a bird seed sack onto a chair? That sounds AWESOME! I haven't done much decoupaging, but I've been seeing some awesome pieces done that way. (I love your blog, btw!)

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  9. I think your chair makeover is gorgeous! I would love to have a chair like this in my craft room... if I had a craft room... I'm pinning you chair!

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    1. Thanks, Tonna! I loved your site and that leopard scarf is to die for! (wish I could crochet and knit!)

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  10. I love your sweet handpainted chair! Catching your project this week.

    gail

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