12.06.2009

Chair Re-vamp

Re-posting this to enter my project in to the Shanty to Chic Rust-oleum Revamp Giveaway! If you have completed a project using any Rust-oleum products make sure to enter!


I found this chair at my local DI for $5. However, I wasn't crazy about the fabric on the chair (or the dust and stains) and all the scratches on the chair itself. But for $5, I knew with a little paint and some new fabric, it could be great.


I took the cushion off and prepped the chair for painting. It needed to be lightly sanded in some areas and cleaned.

For this chair I painted it with Rust-o-leum (painters touch-its the best) in 'heirloom white'. It is the perfect antique white color.


Let it dry for a few hours. Then the fun part...

Then glaze. I used Ralph Lauren faux technique glaze in 'tobacco'. Sorry, I didn't take any photos of this step, but all you do is paint on (in sections) and wipe away with a rag. Remember paint then wipe away. It gives it this great aged look. The glaze gets into the little nooks and gives everything dimension. I love this stuff!



Using a staple gun and about 1/4 yard of fabric I re-upholstered the seat. I found this great fabric at Urban Renewal in St. George. I paid 5 bucks for half a yard. Notice how the glaze looks?



And your done! This chair cost me around $14 dollars and it looks faboulus in my room! This chair is the inspiration for our bedroom redo. Any ideas on a great wall color??




Shanty 2 Chic



6 comments:

Cassidy said...

oh love it with the fabric. jess. so stinking cute.

Grieco Family said...

I love the darker blue that's in the fabric. With your carpet and baseboards that color would look fantastic! I love this website, so cute!!

Jessica said...

I'm torn between that dark blue in the chair or a dark gray!

mom of a super-hero said...

love the chair! i'm feeling inspired...

Anonymous said...

you are totally a fan of shanty 2 chic! They use the exact same products! Wonderful, right? I love their stuff. cute chair btw

Jessica said...

Yes, I LOVE shanty to chic. That blog inspires me for all kinds of 'revamps'!