I first saw this tutorial on one of my favorite blogs Young House Love and immediately thought "I can do that!" And I did. But it was definitely a long term project-of course most of my projects are. Usually those are the ones that give me the most satisfaction ;)
It all started with this beauty. Oh the stripes...the...Mauve
not a fan
other than being upholstered in ugly its a great chair; good lines, well made and in pretty good shape-there was one small hole in the fabric and that was easily patched. Its slightly noticeable if you're looking but not enough to deter me
This tutorial is nice and detailed and rather than retype everything she said I'll save myself some time as I've already invested countless hours on this chair.
I'll be honest-after about 4 coats I shoved it in a corner and didn't touch it for about 5 months-in that time we also ripped out our kitchen and found out we were expecting baby #2 so I don't feel all that bad about it but once Michael started hinting that he'd really like to have a place to sit down and take his shoes off in our room (our bed is ridiculously high of off the ground) I decided it was time to bite the bullet and finish it. One or two coats later (i don't honestly remember how many it took other than it seemed endless) I deemed it done! I also painted the legs a glossy black
|I apparently have a nice camera for no reason - since half theses pictures are from my iphone...|
My thats a sexy chair-lets see it from another angle shall we?
Michael really does use it every morning (as long as I haven't piled laundry that I need to hang up in it) and tells me frequently how much he likes having it in there so I guess his gratitude is enough to make it worth it :)
If you're wondering how that patch job turned out heres a closer look
cant see it? Me neither unless you get reeeeally close
you can also see in this picture that the stripes left a little texture that I actually like-and also painting it does change the feel of the fabric-it feels alot like canvas but its still very comfy.
overall I deem this project a success! But I'm more excited to say its finished-finally!