Chair and Footstool Makeover (Chloe’s Room post #4)

Chloe’s Room Makeover continues with post #4 on the Chair and Footstool Makeover!
Below are the makeover contestants….they are in need of some beautification!

 
*A boring chair (I have no idea where this came from!) Do you have things in your house like that?
   

* An ugly, but fun footstool that opens, because every little girl needs a secret hiding place….(not sure what the socks are doing in the secret hiding place? )

So I took that chair and hit it with two cans of Ivy Leaf Fusion Spray Paint. 
* Now everything but the worn seat of this chair had a high gloss shellac over it. If I were to do it again, I think I would have used chalk paint, because after doing a scratch test on the finished product, I found it to be pretty durable, but not ultra-good-for-a-kid’s-room durable. Or you could actually sand it down before you paint…..but that sounds so time consuming now that we all use chalk paint! 

a little distressing with some sand paper….

The material actually has very similar color of green background and circles, but it doesn’t show well in the picture. I purchased it as a remnant at Walmart a few years back, and I finally found a place for it.

Now to add a fun pillow or two!

Other posts on Chloe’s Room Makeover:

OK….back to fixing the ceiling in the basement hallway! Ugh.
–Katie
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Comments

  1. You know I adore you. Thanks for posting this project on Hometalk. I LOVE the color! I actually just saw a chair like this that someone made into a swing :)

    blessings,
    karianne

    • Thanks Karianne!

      Happy Monday! I love that green spray paint color too. I figured spray painting a chair would be easy, but it sort of took forever! Back to brushes on my next furniture piece.

  2. The chair color is wonderful and you did such a great job on the ottoman! Nice job!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  3. You did a great job on this project! I’d love for you to link it up to my Monday party. http://www.jamscorner.com/search/label/Monday%20Party

    Have a great evening!

    Julie

  4. Love this chair/stool makeover. The color is lovely. I’m following you and would love it if you could follow me as well. Happy Crafting!!!

  5. Well done! Hopping over from Show and Tell xo

  6. I love the chair’s color! The fabric on the little stool goes perfectly well with it! All those little details make for a great room!
    Now I’m going to see those wonderful ruffle curtains!

  7. that chair is so fun! love that color!

  8. I’m in LOVE with your chair and footstool!! AMAZING! My grand-father has that exact chair!

    You are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality.. right? Please :)

  9. Love the fab color – you’re right – it went from a Bore to a Score! nice work.
    JoAnn

  10. What a gorgeous makeover. I started a brand new link party today. I would love it if you stopped by and linked this up. :) http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/07/little-bird-told-me-link-party-1.html

  11. Fantastic colour choice, Katie! I have this colour in my stash but have never successfully painted anything with it because I tried to paint a plastic frame without priming it first. Bubbley Glossy Ivy Leaf is not pretty!

    The ottoman makeover looks great, too! I love that it opens up :)

    I wish I was getting your posts because I missed this when you first shared it. I’ve tried re-subscribing to your new blog address and the posts just aren’t making it to my Google Reader.

    • Thanks for letting me know Claire. I’m wondering about that. I posted something yesterday and it didn’t have a viewing all day, so I figured something was wrong with it in Google Reader. Hmmmm. That annoying thing about Google is it’s tough to find someone to help with weird issues!

      Hope you’re having a great summer!
      –Katie

  12. Great job on the makeover! I have that same spray paint for some kitchen stools.

  13. Love the chair makeover!!! Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.

  14. I would love for you to link this up to the CSI project. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. Come on over! Love the yellow!!!!
    http://www.thecsiproject.com

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