Monday, August 27, 2012

POP goes the chair

Happy Monday everyone!! This is our last full week of Summer before the kids start school next Wednesday. I-am-looking-forward-to-it! Haha!!!

I have been working on some stuff around the house lately and I want to share with you a recent chair makeover. Here's the before picture of the chair:
I have had this chair for about 7 years and it has always been a favorite. I spray painted it a long long while ago, and since then it has gotten a bit yellow-ish. You can't really tell in this pic, but it is. I love the fabric on the seat and have used it on my dining chairs and a couple other places in my house. However, in true diy'er fashion, I'm bored of it and wanted a change.

Here is a shot where you can see the yellowing. I had already sprayed the right side with white:

After a few coats of fresh white spray paint, the seat got some new fabric and I added some "flavor" to the legs. Wanna see the after??

The fabric is from Ikea (half a yard for $4) and I used Rub n Buff on the legs for some bling. the throw pillow used to live in my bedroom but looks WAY better on this chair :)

Here's a wide shot of the room looking in from the den (the dream is to one day get new sofas {sigh})

and the view from the front door....


I like :) haha!
Have a great week everyone :)


  1. oooh i love it! the stripes are SO you and i love the midas touch!

  2. Like? No, love! It looks fabulous! I love the stripes and the new pillow and the legs, and... Well yeah ALL of it! :)

  3. Oh pretty! I love the combination of the stripes and the script!

  4. LOVE how it turned out! The stripes with the writing fabric is perfect!!

  5. Love, love love!!! Such a difference.

  6. Wow! I love that chair Ali! Fun stripes with the touch of bling is perfect.

  7. It looks fantastic! I'm in love with that striped fabric - what a score! Your living room looks great (and I like the sofas!)

  8. I love it! That striped fabric is great and goes so well with the pillow ;) you have such a good eye!!

  9. It's Yo-so-FAB!!! I'm crazy about that Ikea fabric! And the bling is just perfect...

  10. So cute! Great fabric choices, they go so well together.

  11. Love the striped fabric, the chair looks lovely.

  12. Dang girl, you've been a busy bee this past week with all your craftiness. :) Such a cute and sophisticated chair--reminds me I have two chairs similar to it (caned backs, bamboo details) that I should paint. Hope you have a Happy Labor Day tomorrow!


  13. Ali this chair is awesome! LOVE the b&w stripes and how cool are those legs?? Perfect finishing touch girl!


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