June 13, 2011

Craigslist Find - Chair Reveal

I finally finished my chair makeover and I am in LOVE with it!
Read from the beginning here.

I started sanding the chair to try to rough up the super glossy green paint.  It was not going well and barely making a difference, so I jumped ship.  I have read about chemical sanding, which I think I will look into trying on future products.  Since I did not end up sanding, I decided to use Rust-Oleum primer and paint.  I used one coat of primer and then two thin coats of white spray paint with a satin finish. I am not sure whether or not I will put a clear coat on or not but for now we are going to test the durability as is.

I reupholstered the chair cushion in Ash and White Zig Zag that I found on etsy.  I would highly recommend Hodi and Poppi Fabrics...super fast shipping!  The total for the fabric with shipping was $13.75.

I simply stretched the fabric around the existing cushion and used a staple gun to secure it to the back.  After the chair was dry, I screwed the seat back onto the frame and recovered the bottom, using the staple gun, with the same black fabric for a finished look.

A reminder of what the chair looked like before.


Cost Breakdown:
Chair - $10
Primer & Paint - Less than $15
Fabric - $13.75
Total Cost - Under $30 for a custom chair!


  1. Best... Chair... Ever!

  2. Can't believe this cost you less than $30~ looks like such an expensive chair. Great job!


  3. Love the chair! I've got a stack of chairs that need some redoing, but the ones that have seats will be first on the list.

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  4. You're not the only one in love! (c: It turned out fantastic! The chevron is such a perfect fabric choice and the white is so clean and gorgeous...great reveal!


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