I LOVE finding old, much-loved, slightly-in-need-of-repair pieces of furniture and giving them a new life. Even more, I love using color to create something new and exciting out of a bland piece.
I found this chair at a garage sale and paid just a few dollars for it. It had already been reupholstered once, but it was drab and dirty – definitely not the piece I was looking for in my front-porch-turned-office. So, I did what any inspired designer would do: I got out my paint and my staple gun and got to work!
I explained the process of how to paint a stained piece of furniture in a prior article, so I won’t get into the nitty-gritty details here. But, you may like to know that I used a Sherwin Williams paint on the chair, in color #6716 Dancing Green. I reupholstered the seat in a Robert Allen Fabric called Orchard St in Robin’s Egg. I plan to make a curtain in the same fabric to add privacy to my front door. I love the way this chair turned out; the cheerful colors brighten the space!
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That really came out lovely!
Thanks so much – I appreciate it!