Thursday, October 7, 2010

My First Furniture Refinish...Deployment Project # 24



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I am soooooo excited about my new chair makeover!!!! It's my very FIRST attempt at refinishing a piece of furniture! 

I wanted to start with something cheap and small to see if I could pull it off. I bought this chair at Goodwill for $4!! I figured, it's 4 bucks; if I mess up, I'm only out of $4.

Here it what it looked like when I bought it last week......


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I have a little electric mouse sander, so I sanded it first...nothing heavy, just enough to take some of the finish off.

I also took the million staples out of the seat to get the fabric off the original. Easy as pie!

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After taking the fabric off, I measured out a new piece and restapled the new fabric to the seat with a staple gun. Again, easy peasy!


Next I spray painted the chair using "Ocean Breeze" blue that I purchased at Wal-Mart for $3. I only needed one can.  (I was going for a color I had never used, just to try something different...now I can't wait to use this color on more stuff).

I also spray on some Lacquer to give it a shine!!!

And here is my new sweet, fun, funky chair......

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Again.....the BEFORE...

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And, the AFTER.....

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I can't wait to get my hands on something else to refinish now!!!!!



16 comments:

Lindsay said...

Very cute! I love the blue!

Biljana said...

Great makeover, it looks so beautiful:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Katie P said...

What a fun chair! I LOVE making over chairs -- it's so easy, and the results are always awesome!! I just did one for my craft area and I love it!

Great job!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

That's adorable. For a first rehab I am so impressed. The fabric is awesome!

Allison said...

Be careful...this rehab stuff is addicting! SO incredibly cute!

Amanda M. said...

I love this! I did a cheap GW desk a few weeks ago and I am hooked on the refinishing now, too! :)

Deanne said...

I love your chair makeover the fabric on the seat is just gorgeous!

TheCraftInMe said...

Love it, too cute! And the color is perfect!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Way cute! Love the color and fabric you choose.

Laurie Jones said...

I think that was for sure $4.00 well spent!! Your chair turned out great!

Gabby said...

Very cute!!!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I don't have anything turquoise in my whole house, but I would gladly use this as a desk chair in my house or in my foyer as an accent ... it's THAT cute! Great job! You definitely need to take on tasks like this more often. :)

April said...

I absolutely love this fabric! What is the name of the fabric and where did you get it from. This is exactly what I am looking for for my daughter's room!

Rhiannon said...

Looks amazing i love the colors!

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Ashley said...

I am working on a chair now too. It is my first furniture redo, like you I wanted to start small. You did a GREAT job! I love the color and the fabric!!! They are so fun.