K, so I came across this picture recently on Pinterest, and I knew I was staring at my next project:
I loved the fun, happy colors. And to make things even better, I had just received TWO free metal chairs from a friend. She found them free on Craigslist but ended up not wanting them. I thought it would be fun to spray paint the chairs bright colors for the boys to use in the family room and play room. Woohoo! Party time at the Free Stylin’ household!!
Here are my chairs before their makeover:
I wanted to make this project as FREE as possible, so I rummaged through the spray paint cans and pulled out the pretty turquoise from the front porch updates. (It’s Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze.) I originally wanted the second chair to be a fun lime green, but Pickle picked bright red…Krylon’s Banner Red. Although we had to purchase the red paint, I paid with the rest of a Hobby Lobby gift card, so it was “technically” free, right?
Each chair got three good coats of the paint.
While I waited for the paint to dry, I came up with a monogram for the backs of the chairs using white paper and some letters the boys have in their room as my stencil. The letters were just a hint too tall, so I improvised a bit and erased a little here and there.
I cut out the monogram and used a few coats of Mod Podge to seal it to the back of the chairs.
The arm rests got a little makeover, too, with the help of some the maps from my big stack. I cut out a map for each arm rest and used Mod Podge to seal it as well.
And that’s it! The completed chairs:
The boys absolutely love them. The new chairs seem to have a permanent spot in front of the TV.
(Yes, they are sitting in each other’s chair.)
(And, yes, the monogram letters are new toys, apparently.)
This project was fun to make and only took a couple of hours. Using only items I already had (including a gift card!) made this project FREE!!
chairs: free from a friend (free to her from Craigslist)
spray paint: already owned, purchased with a gift card
white paper: already owned
Mod Podge: already owned (you could also use clear varnish if you had it)
maps: already owned (wrapping paper, wall paper, or scrapbook paper would work, too)
Isn’t it amazing what a little spray paint can do?!
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