When I met back up with Jason and Imani with my chair in hand, they both looked at it in disgust. "Ew Mom, you are NOT getting that, are you?" Imani asked.
I explained my vision but they apparently didn't see what I saw. They saw the chair that sat before them. I saw a beautiful white chair with a soft blue seat.
Jason tried to talk me out of it. "It looks kind of rickety," he suggested. It was clear he thought $5 was too much for this piece of junk.
"I'm getting it. Trust me," I said without question.
Unfortunately you can't see the chair in all of its former ugliness because my limited computer skills caused me to somehow inadvertently delete it.
I do however, have the picture of me unscrewing the seat to begin the refinishing. You can see from the photo that the chair was pretty ugly.
After I removed the seat, I primed the chair with spray paint primer. Then, I put on two coats of white spray paint. I gently sanded the outer edges of the chair to give it a softly worn look.
Finally, I reupholstered the seat, stapled the fabric to the back and screwed the seat back on the chair. This was the first chair I have ever refinished and, although it's not perfect, I am very happy with the results.
It even folds up!
I was at the hair salon tonight when I received this text message from Jason:
"i am really proud of your chair. you made it look beautiful. sorry i doubted it at hub's."
I LOVE when I'm right.
I'm linking up with A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day., The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party, Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party, Faded Charm's White Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design's Show and Tell, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Frugalicious Friday, Furniture Feature Friday, I'm a Creative Cat