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Chair Update: The Icky Chair Gets A Fresh Start

Kayd Roy9 Comments
Although the chair isn't completely finished I wanted to post an update since I have quite a bit of work yet to do on this guy. As usual, this is taking a bit longer than I thought it would (wa-wa). 

Here is where we left off at in the last blog post about the Icky Chair I picked up for $10.  I finished up tearing off the upholstery and got the chair ready to prep for paint.
I then used medium grit sandpaper to lightly sand the wood so that the paint will adhere better.
Once that was done I got to spray painting!  I used Rust-oleum's Painter's Touch Ultra Cover in Heirloom White (the same color we used on that old stool). 
Spraying away!
Here is how it looks now with 2 coats of paint, so much better!  I think it is slowly getting a bit more glamorous.  I love how well it coordinates with our DIY radiator cover now that it is white.
Now, the challenge is going to be making a seat cushion and somehow filling the seat back.  I will need to get some supplies for that and find some cute fabric to finish the look. 

I wasn't completely sure what final look I wanted to go for so I checked back in my Jayson Home post for some inspiration.  I loved all of their vintage chairs! 

I thought this bench with white wood and darker linen fabric was lovely.
I also liked the look of these white armchairs with dark gray upholstery.

I'm going to head out to the fabric store and see if I can find something I like in one of those two looks.  I also plan on picking up some nailhead trim to attach onto the cushion for a more polished look.

I'll make sure the next update on this chair is the full 'after' look, sorry for another teaser post, but I just couldn't wait to share after I got it painted!

I'd like to ask, which look do you prefer for my chair redo?  The dark gray upholstery?  Or the darker linen fabric?  I'd love to hear your thoughts (or other ideas) in the comments! 

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