August 22, 2010

Before and After Chair

Remember THIS post about all the furniture projects I need to finish?  Well, I checked one piece off of my list.  I finished the chair this weekend!
Here's the lovely before picture:
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I sanded everything and then primed the chair.  I applied two coats of black spray paint and another two coats of a spray polyurethane.
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Here are the products I used:
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While everything was drying, I recovered the seat with the new fabric I found at a local fabric warehouse for $5 a yard!!  What a deal!
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And here's the finished product:
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I distressed some of the edges so a little red would show through (even though it looks kind of orange in the pictures!).  I like how it ties together with the red fabric.
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And the final before and after:
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Now on to my next project!...

Linked to: Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch, Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative, Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple, Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking, Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home, Finding Fabulous, Before & After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick

42 comments:

Lori said...

Thank-you very much. I have a chair sitting in the garage. My thought was to paint red, paint black, sand to let red show through and re-upholster the seat. Now I know exactly what to do. And I know it will look great!

Nancy's Notes said...

OH my goodness, that chair looks incredible! I really do love the color, you know, it would look great in my house!

Nancy

Wendy said...

Fabulous! I LOVE the red fabric against the black chair and the red showing through the black in certain spots! You Rock :)
Wendy

Mama Thompson said...

Looks so great...LOVE that fabric!

Dagni said...

WOW! That is one beautiful chair! I'm very impressed!

Petie said...

Looks great! I really like that fabric too. I'm about to paint 4 kitchen chairs...from red to ? don't know yet...stay tuned. You've inspired me to get going on it :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so good. Love the fabric.

concretenprimroses said...

Very pretty. I wish I lived near that fabric warehouse. What a deal!
Kathy

Alisa said...

that looks beautiful Emily! I love the red paint showing through.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I LOVE IT! It's so great. The fabric you chose is so cute and that black with the red showing through? Perfect! You did a great job. Makes me want to go paint something.

Greta said...

That turned out beautiful!

Rachelle said...

Gorgeous!! You have great taste.

Alyssa said...

Emily it looks fantastic! This post is serious motivation for me... I even have an end table I bought at a garage sale last year for 5 bucks that I could totally paint :)

Hope you're doing well, eating lots of yummy tomatoes!

Dredd said...

ohhhh it's simply gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

have a lovely monday/Dredd

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Great Job! I have been thinking about painting my "already painted them white" dining chairs to black.
Now I can do, with confidence. Thanks for showing the products you used.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Sooooooo cute! What a great chair and a wonderful transformation! Thanks for the nice comment on my guest room! Hope you have a great week!

alissa said...

Looks great Emily! Love that fabric!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Such a pretty chair!!!! I'm a sucker for black and red! I love the after!!

bj said...

Just amazing how that favorite black spray paint can take a chair from
"ok" to "MY GOSH, that's a beautiful chair!"
You, dear heart, did a fantastic job...Love it!
And, thanks so much for stopping by.
xo bj

ooo, and Stanley is adorable. :))

Brenda said...

Oh what a lovely chair! I just love it. You did a fantastic job!

Kaysi said...

Beautiful!

Debbie said...

Fabulous Emily...now where are you going to put that swank chair?

The Cannary's said...

I agree that the red peeping thru the black makes it! Great job (:

Mary Ellen said...

Wow the style of this chair is fabulous and then with your creative touch it made it drop dead gorgeous!!

bee blessed
mary

Always Nesting said...

That looks incredible! I love the end result.

Erin said...

Beautiful job! Love how it turned out. thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

wow! That looks so good!!! I'm still too scared to paint!

HoosierHomemade said...

Wow! That chair looks great! There was a chair along the road yesterday, I asked my husband why he didn't grab it for me...he said it wasn't junky enough...hehe
Thanks for sharing!
I'd love for you to join us on my other blog,It's A Blog Party, I host a different linky party everyday, Fridays are all about decorating!
http://itsablogparty.com
~Liz

Kari said...

This looks so good! I just found a chair that I'm going to redo myself - I hope mine looks half as good as yours!!! :)

Allison Shops said...

You did a great job on the chair. The fabric selection if nice.

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Liz said...

That is a stunning make over! LOVE it! :)

Good job!

~Liz

Nikki said...

This looks amazing! Spray paint makes me happy.

kelley @ the eclectic owl said...

This looks so good!! I love the way the red underneath is peeking through and coordinates with the red in the seat cushion! I'm visiting from Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous!

The Quilt Ladies said...

Wonderful, doesn't the word, "Spray Paint" just make you smile ! Great job !

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

It looks great. i love the fabric with the black paint.

Allison said...

Lovely makeover! Love the fabric and how you had the original red peak through the black!

Jolyn said...

Very nice make over, it is amazing what some paint and a little tlc will do..It looks great.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

WOW! It's amazing what a can of spray paint can do.

Inspired2cook said...

Love your new black chair! Great job!!!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am partial to black painted furniture, anyway, but this is a real stunner. Great job!

Patti said...

Looks amazing!!!!
Patti

Nichole Carter said...

Wow, I love this chair. What a great find, and the fabric is wonderful!