I found some chairs on craigslist (I mentioned them in my kitchen post) a while ago and I really liked their petite shape and knew immediately that I could make them look “fresh”.
|(this is the actual photo from CL)|
|I love the little bunny ear design.|
I started with the good old sanding and TSP cleaning to prep their surface for priming.
I primed and painted only one chair first to make sure that I wanted to commit all 4 chairs to the same color. Yes, I know, I went with white again, but the fabric that I had in mind just looks best with white.
I primed them and painted them in a glossy white.
While the paint was drying, I started on the seats. I was able to salvage the old wooden seats and I love the Wavery fabric that I picked.
I laid out the 1/2″ foam, batting and fabric. Each a little wider than the other as you can see on the picture.
|Wow, what’s up with the veins in my hands by the way?|
Then I tightly stapled it all in place.
Tada, here is my first chair. Isn’t the fabric lovely?
But my headline was chair dilemma… so you are wondering what’s the problem? Well there are 3 chairs that aren’t painted yet. And that’s where the whole thing starts.
What’s your experience with the spray paints and primers? I’d love to know.
Talk to you soon fellow webbers und guten Tag!