Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Bathroom Chair Update

My daughter Susan has recently moved into a new house and with her move has come some decisions about which new items she would buy and which old items she would keep. One item she wanted to keep was a vanity chair that she liked to use in her bathroom, but it was in need of an update.


This was the chair as it was when the update project began. The color of the metal did not match the hardware on the cabinets in the new bathroom, and the fabric on the seat was spotted and showing the signs of age.





For repainting the metal I chose spray paint in this Hammered Copper color. I visited the fabric store and bought 2/3 yard of  upholstery fabric to recover the seat.


With the removal of four small screws, the seat could be taken off and the chair was ready to paint. To cut the cover for the seat, I just laid the seat cushion on the fabric and cut around it, allowing enough extra to tuck under on the back.


I secured the new fabric to the seat with a staple gun, then after the paint was dry, I replaced the four screws that held the seat in place.




After a little paint and fabric, Susan's old chair is like new.








This was a quick project to complete. I gave the metal several coats of paint, so some drying time was allowed between coats, but the whole project was completed in a day.







9 comments:

  1. What a great make over. The new look is fantastic!

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  2. It looks amazing! If I saw this chair in a store, I would scoop it right up and take it home with me.

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  3. Very nice! When can you come over and help me? LOL! You are a decorating/fix it up whiz! She's a lucky girl to have such a helpful Mom. You did a beautiful job, as usual. Congrats!

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  4. I like both versions of the chair. lol

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  5. What a fun project...I love the done-in-a-day kind! It is amazing how a little paint and material can make such a dramatic change! I love your choices of paint and fabric the chair looks great! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

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  6. What a great job. and all done in a day that is even better. The new chair looks wonderful andi

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  7. Great job, Anita! I know your daughter must be thrilled

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  8. I love that fabric so much. I can hardly believe that is the same chair - nice job gals. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  9. This is gorgeous! I love the fabric!!! Your daughter is a lucky girl :)

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