|The stylin' look Mom and I gave |
my chair in middle school.
I started by removing the seat cover (really simple, just unscrew the screws holding it in place and use a staple remover to take off the fabric).
I wish I had taken a picture of the old seat cover after I removed it. You could tell which part was where people sat because it was a dingy tan instead of the original white. Yuck!I may have mentioned the enormous amounts of fabric I've collected over the past few years, but if I haven't let me assure you I had my own personal store to choose from for this project. I went with a blue fabric with a subtle pattern. Then I simply used the old seat cover as a pattern and cut the new fabric to the same size and shape. I managed to get the new fabric in place with a basic stapler, but to secure it I borrowed my dad's staple gun. The bottom of the seat is made of wood, so my desk stapler wasn't heavy-duty enough.
|You can compare the current look |
with the old color in the background.
After the paint dried I took a can of wood stain and lightly painted it onto the chair. Then I took a rag and rubbed the stain off.
Quick Tip: Make sure to leave the stain on long enough to add color, but start wiping it off before the stain dries. Also, wear your grubby, don't care if they get stained clothes.
This gave the chair some depth and made the paint seem less pink. I'm really excited about the look.
|The beginning of the new look!|
Total cost for this chair's update was about $10 (cost of a quart of paint).
What do you think of the new look?