I want to create a game table area in my basement. I am on the hunt for two chairs that I can completely transform for this area. About a year ago I made my first Craigslist purchase. It was a great chair that needed an update. I transformed it using chalk paint and a drop cloth. Reupholstering is a little time consuming, but not really hard. Here is the full tutorial.
|photo from Craigslist|
It was at this point that the fun began. I had ordered Anne Sloan's chalk paint from Robyn Story Designs, a retailer in Florida. They were awesome to deal with...I ordered late on a Friday afternoon and received my Anne Sloan paint, waxes and brushes by Wednesday morning. Don't you just love instant gratification? If you are in the market for chalk paint, you should call Robyn Story Designs...they have inventory of Anne Sloan paint and waxes and are so helpful on the phone.
You can see in the above photo that when you first apply the clear wax it slightly darkens the paint color. However, once it dries, it lightens up again.
I started stapling...
So what do you think of my first attempt at re-upholstery? It's the perfect addition to my guest room. I have to be honest...it was so much work. It took way longer than I ever anticipated, but I love the result. Have you reupholstered anything lately?