So, last weekend the two of us ventured over to a gem of a place called ReStore in Clovis, CA. It is a great home 'thrift' store with new and used things, from tiles to doors to paint to light fixtures. Anything you need you can probably find there. You have to be in the mood for hunt to search through everything, but if you are you will find the most amazing deals! And the best part is that the proceeds go to support Habitat for Humanity.
On a mission to add really interesting pieces to Imara's room, we went looking for some chairs that we could refinish and add some much needed seating for when her friends come over. After looking around for a few minutes, we picked up a 1/2 gallon of paint (for only $3) in an amazing lime mousse color and then stumbled upon two chairs screaming for a makeover! At $5 each we could not pass them up. And with a little elbow grease, they would fit perfectly with the theme of her room: "a world traveler who nows lives at the beach."
To get these chairs looking like they do (see pictures below) all we did were five simple steps.
1. Unscrew/remove the seat cushion and the back of the chair.
2. Spray the brassy-gold metal with a matte black spray paint.
3. Spray paint the woven-wicker back the same black. Then sponge paint in a random pattern a turquoise paint color.
4. Take fun fabric and pull tight around the seat cushion. Staple securely to the back, keeping it taut to make it look as polished as possible.
5. Screw the cushion and back onto the frame, and voila! A makeover for pennies on the dollar... and a great way to spend some quality time together!