Friday, April 1, 2011

a diamond in the rough

while mom was here a few weeks ago we stopped at a used furniture store to look for a small chair for my master bedroom. we came across this gem. ha ha.
the guy gave us a deal on it so we got it for a steal. only $15. it was in pretty good shape but i wanted to paint it and recover it, so we got to work pulling it apart in hopes to get it back together :)
enjoying the sunshine!
we spray painted the chair black and found bargain fabric at Hobby Lobby. i used spray adhesive to put the fabric on the outside of the chair and used a staple gun for the inside/front side and seat of the chair.
i sanded some of the black paint off to try to make the chair look a bit antiqued. then i took some stain and went over the entire chair. i really like how it made the wooden part of the chair look.
i am super pleased with how it turned out, and that it cost less than $25 total. i will be posting pics of it in the room soon.


leah said...

looks awesome Bonnie!! Great job!

Tara said...

Whoa, Bonnie! I love it so far!!!! You are so talented that you can spot something that ugly and turn it into something that beautiful!

Ruth Poirier said...

can't wait to see the finished chair and spot the chair sits in the bedroom soon. Great job!!

Linda said...

Very impressive! You could make some money turning blah chairs into amazing accent pieces!

katiew said...

I'm so impressed. Seriously. :)