Remember these less than attractive chairs that my husband picked up this fall?
After being set aside for most of the winter, their make-overs are finally done.
After cleaning up the wood, I painted the chairs with DIY chalk paint made with Bamboo Leaves latex paint by Valspar. I love making my own chalk paint because then you are not so limited to colors- you can make any color simply by mixing with latex paint of your choice. We lightly sanded then and then sealed with a glossy poly to protect the wood and give then a nice shine.
Next came the icky rusty hardware. The rust was removed soaking them overnight in vinegar and then I spray painted then a matte black. This way I had nice hardware to use on my like-new chairs.
Finally came the seats. These were a COMPLETE overhall- using the old warped based as a pattern, hubby cut new wood seats from some scrap lumber we had. Then I added 2″ thick foam pads and re-covered them in a fun and funky fabric that I picked up from the remnant bin at Jo Anne’s. Any budget hunters this is truly the way to get fabric if you don’t need a large amount. I wait until Jo Anne’s has the upholstery fabric on sale, preferably a 50% off 60% off sale. Then head to the remnant table where they take an additional 50% off the sale price. For this project I used fabric that usually sells for $44.95/yd for about $10!!!!
Well now they are done and Wow, what a difference!