Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Refurbished Craft Chair Tutorial

I mentioned before how I am putting together a craft room. Currently its in an unfinished room in my basement, but to me its still my own space to create, so I am very excited. I got a desk from IKEA that I will post about later on, but first, I'll share with you my first chair remodel.

I took an old chair that we weren't using anymore: 

And with a screwdriver I removed the padding section of the chair by undoing about 3 screws. It was easier than I thought it would be.

I put the padding aside and took the chair outside to paint it. I had to lightly sand the chair down first but if you have some primer spray than no sanding is required.

I got Rust-oleum spray paint because I heard thats the best. (White, satin finish). 

The handle was a separate purchase but was very nice for spraying a lot of furniture. My fingers didn't cramp up at all. Following the instructions on the can, I put a few coats on of the paint (I used the entire can and should have used more for a better finish but decided it was good as is) Then I followed it up with a clear coat of polyurethane.

While waiting for the polyurethane to dry, I focused my attention on the padding section. I had previously gotten a yard of the fabric that I wanted from Hobby Lobby. (Oh Hobby Lobby, I {heart} you!)

The plan was to staple gun it to the chair padding, but I was too impatient to wait for my hubby to help me with that. So I did the next best thing. I got my glue gun. I simply hot glued the new fabric right on top of the old. I payed special attention to the corners to make them bunch as little as possible. 

Then I just screwed the padding back onto the chair and voila! It's done. It took me just a few hours to do (with having to wait for the paint to dry) and it was a fairly simple project.

I plan to still reinforce the new fabric with a staple gun. But for now it will work great with my desk! Ignore the cement walls :)

 I love how girly and fresh it looks. When I see it I instantly want to craft!

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  1. That chair makes me happy and want to craft! The only thing that I need now is Diet coke on tap-and I would b good to go!
    Please, stop by sometime and say hello.



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