Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chronicles of the $10 chair, the reveal.

I took the plunge and followed Kristy's step by step tutorial on how to paint upholstery. I. was. nervous. But I must say I am LOVING the results! It was super easy and inexpensive and I was able to achieve exactly what I wanted!
Let me remind you of the chair's humble beginnings...
Can you say gross? I am not sure what I was thinking when I brought her home. Don't worry, she had a nice cleaning before any painting took place. 

Are you ready to see her now??
LOVE. I am so happy with the results! 
The room is a blue-grey so I decided navy would be the perfect color choice. Once the fabric was painted the legs were begging to get some paint action as well . After a few coats of high-gloss white she was complete. I whipped up the pillows with some fabric I had lying around, waiting to be loved. The navy and yellow complement the room beautifully and add just the right amount of color! I think the total cost of this project was $30; $10 for the chair and about $20 for the products. Amazing. Thanks again Kristy for sharing your incredible project! 

We also started another chair project last weekend; re-upholstering a wingback. We still have some work to do but I wanted to give you a sneak peak before the big reveal... 
We should finish it up this coming weekend and will post the final product and all the dirty details next week! Can't wait! And SO PUMPED to launch our Favorite Room Feature tomorrow! Get excited, it's going to be fab! Happy Tuesday to all! 

18 comments:

  1. Impressive work. That chair has never looked better.

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  2. That looks so great!! That's awesome - so excited that you did the project on your own. Thanks so much for sharing. It's awesome. Great choice of color!

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  3. Wow! I'm very impressed with how nice you made the chair look...love the pillow prints and color too.

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  4. Nice job! I love the transformation. Who would have thought of painting upholstery, it is such an easy solution.

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  5. Love this...the chair looks so great! Not to mention your beautiful drapes!

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  6. Wow! That chair looks AH-MAZING! The color is my favorite!

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  7. Just saw this on Hyphen Interiors and had to come see for myself. It looks wonderful! Just curious, is it crunchy feeling? I love your whole room, your taste is very beautiful.

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  8. I want to try this but don't have the courage!! :(

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  9. Stephanie: It isn't crunchy- just a little stiffer than normal. The original fabric was stiff to begin with though!

    Yolanda: I was SO nervous but it was totally worth it! You can do it! Just follow Kristy's steps and you are set! Good luck :)

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  10. That chair looks fabulous!! I wish I had the guts to try it =)

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  11. Hi is me Jane the failure of painting material!!

    You did a great job on your chair! Great color and I love the pillows!!!

    I found a new chair last week and I'm going to try again!!

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  12. Wow, this looks beautiful. I am considering doing a chair but it is so big I am hesitant. I need a small project to build up courage.

    Love the pillows- you mention the fabric was just lying around- any idea where you got it, it's exactly the colour I had in mind for throw cushions in my bedroom.

    great job on the chair, thanks for posting.

    Cindy11

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  13. Hi Cindy- Thanks for your sweetness! You can do it- I promise!

    The ikat print is Premier Prints Chipper in Corn Yellow and the other is Dwell Studio Vintage Blossom Citrine. Check out fabric.com, they have both! Hope that helps :)

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  14. Hi! I LOVE the color!!! Would you mind sharing the exact recipe to achieve it, i.e. brand/name of color, or if you mixed more than one color, what ratio you used. That would be great! I have a pink 8ft sofa begging for me to paint it!

    Vivianne

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  15. Mentioned your fab chair today in a post! Still love it. http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/09/all-in-one-spot.html

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  16. I just wanted to let you and your readers know that I posted your chair on my page with examples of painted upholstery! http://www.hypheninteriors.com/chairs

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  17. Was the paint color ever listed? I'd love to know. Using your post as inspiration.

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