This chair was headed to the dump! I intervened and brought it home. A little bit of stitching, painting, new screws, and some stencils and now I have a brand new chair that I love and enjoy sitting on!
When I brought this chair into my garage for the makeover, I could see why it was going to the dump in the first place. The top was scratched, the seat was worn out and torn, and the legs made a creaky sound because multiple screws were loose.
Even if you chose to repaint, re-screw and refill the whole chair, it was still very out of touch with the modern décor and would dull the aesthetic of the room you place it in. The black and mahogany color theme is way old fashioned to fit in with the modern, bold and glamorous décor.
I needed to pastel it up a bit, and that’s exactly what I did.
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The Chair Makeover
The first thing I did was tighten in all the screws until the chair stopped creaking. There were five loose screws, and three of them were located in the back of the chair joining the legs –no wonder it was dumped!
Then, I painted the entire thing into a paste-like, dull-white color. This shade of white will go well with the vintage-esque theme I had in mind and the paper napkins that I was going to paste on top. Don’t be fooled by the rustic look of the paint –that’s deliberate and adds to the old-age appeal!
I stitched patches of pastel-purple and pastel-green fabric with dashes of white onto the black leather seat. The floral patterns and the dull colors really added to that vintage appeal that I always look for when finishing off my projects; I was loving it!
The top is decoupage, which means gluing paper napkins on. I picked the same floral, purple-green-and-white themed paper napkins as the fabric of the seat, and I separated them down to one ply. I pasted them onto the top of the chair with white glue in four squares –and voila!
Have a look.
I’m a huge fan of minimalist, vintage themes but I can’t exactly forego that touch of modernity and utility either. Therefore, I have both the themes match each other halfway in all my projects.
I’m so proud of how this one turned out to be exactly what I love in furniture!
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