This is the chair I posted on Instagram when I found it sitting all alone at a garage sale on a bright Saturday morning. Obviously, too early for me but I’m so glad my parents where in town as I quickly became a morning gal. The lady at the garage sale wanted $25, it was in great shape, but I’m always up for a negotiation. Are you?? I drove away with my chair in the back of the car only paying $12. The material you see above – the infamous “zebra” print looked like it would go great with Garden Seed. If you’ve heard of Miss Mustard Seed then you know the color I’m talking about. Who hasn’t heard of her? I didn’t sand, prime or really do too much of anything to the chair prior to painting it. I did make it a point to wipe it down really well with a damp towel I had laying around the garage. I also didn’t mind if the paint got on the cushion because I already had “master plans!” To be honest this was the first time I had used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, so there was a lot of measuring, and adding water slowly, and then, shaking, shaking, and shaking some more. All in all, it took about three coats of paint. No big deal. Right?
For the cushion part, I just turned the chair upside down and used a mini hammer to pound the cushion off. I used a similar technique for the back cushion too. It really was super easy taking everything apart. It’s usually when you try to put it back together is when the issues arise. Has that happened to you yet? Here too. Well, I used the old material as a pattern to use with the new fabric that were originally going to be pillow cases. Don’t know what happened with that project. I wasn’t to careful as my cuts and edges were really jagged and horrible looking. To add the piping I ended up using hot glue to adhere it around the backing of the cushion. Piece of cake! At first, I have to admit I was really scared as I have never upholstered anything before. Well, anything like this chair. I am really happy with how it turned out! It currently resides in my room (master bedroom), and Todd usually sits on it to put his shoes on in the mornings. This my friends & family is why I like garage sales & consignment stores. It makes life so much more enjoyable when you have a project in progress and then see the amazing results. Who’s with me???
Here is the final result:
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Hope you enjoyed my latest project!!! What have you been working on lately? Got any pics???