Spray Paint Chair Makeover

10 Oct

I’ve been looking for two chairs for my living room for what feels like forever, and I found two of these at a church yard sale for $10 each.

Now, the color was bad and the cushions looked like someone may have been murdered on them, but they had great bones, and the price was great. So I loaded them up and took them home to work some magic! After a good scrubbing, a few coats of spray paint (Rustoleum Almond Gloss), and some beautiful new fabric, they look like brand new chairs!

My fabric is a silk damask, and I couldn’t decide which side I liked best, so I used both. :) I actually really like the contrast between the two chairs – I don’t things that are too matchy-matchy.

I tried about a million times to get a good picture of this fabric, but it’s got a sheen to it, which made it very difficult!

Here’s one side…

And here’s the other (with an adorable little photo-bomber)…

Here’s the before and after – they look like totally different chairs!

I love my new chairs, and I’m so happy with the way they turned out!

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21 Responses to “Spray Paint Chair Makeover”

  1. imklvr October 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Sorry I don’t have a website! But I LOVE what you’ve done with the chairs! I’m bookmarking this and going hunting for some chairs! And I especially love your little model. So nice to have ‘someone’ to help you stage your work!!! (hehe) Thanks for sharing!

    • Lady Anne October 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      Thank you! This is the first time I’ve done something like this, so I was a little nervous, but I really love the way they turned out. :)

  2. Erin @ His and Hers October 11, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Great finds! I think the best before and afters come when the “before” is completely junky. :) Your dog is adorable in that picture, too!

    Thanks for your nice comment about our new kitten. She hasn’t officially met the other 2 cats because of her little infection, so as soon as that clears up they will…bond. Hopefully. :)
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    • Lady Anne October 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

      Thanks so much! I can’t wait to see pictures of all three of your babies together… hint, hint 😉

  3. angie October 12, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    Wow. What an amazing transformation and the price? A steal!
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    • Lady Anne October 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks! For that price I knew I had to have them – gross fabric and all! 😉

  4. michele@hellolovelyinc October 12, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    so lovely and refreshing!

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  5. Caren with a "C" October 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Wow! Great find and great makeover. Love the fabric!
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    • Lady Anne October 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

      Thanks so much!

  6. Life In A Pink Fibro October 14, 2011 at 2:34 am #

    How fabulous do they look! Well done! I love the description of the cushions as ‘looking like someone was murdered on them’. Fab!

    Thanks for popping by the Fibro today.
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    • Lady Anne October 15, 2011 at 12:37 am #

      Ha ha ha – thanks so much! :)

  7. Maury @ A Fabuless Home October 15, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    These chairs look amazing! GREAT EYE! I found you through Serenity Now and I’m a new follower. Hope you follow me back but no pressure! :-)

    • Lady Anne October 16, 2011 at 12:29 am #

      Thanks so much! I’m heading over to check out your blog now! :)

  8. Jonathan F October 15, 2011 at 5:18 am #

    That transformation is remarkable. I love that it’s so unexpected.

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    • Lady Anne October 16, 2011 at 12:30 am #

      Thanks so much, Jonathan!

  9. Sherryd November 8, 2011 at 3:02 am #

    They look so much better, and I like that you went with using both sides of fabric, I’m with you no matchy match! Great job!

    • Lady Anne November 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

      Thanks so much! I had to decide to not be matchy-matchy, because if things match, I want them to match *exactly* and with my crafty skill set, that’s just not happening! lol

  10. Rasha @ mychampagnetaste November 9, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    I love it…I got the same fabric for my curtains and I used it also to upholster 2 old chairs….Im INLOVE with this fabric
    To get a better photos, try to use the camera with no flash and take a picuture during day light
    If you want to check out my chairs here is the link
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    • Lady Anne November 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing – your chairs turned out great! I *wish* I had better natural light in my apartment! Unfortunately there just doesn’t seem to be any time of day that’s good. :(

  11. tammigirl February 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    I love that you used both sides! That’s something I would do and then my family would all tilt their heads and look like I did something odd. You did a lovely job.
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    • Lady Anne February 11, 2013 at 12:13 am #

      Ha ha ha – they just don’t get it!