So, I’ve already told you guys how much I LOVE trolling the thrift store, right?
Well, there was this one time that I scored 4 of these beauties for a total of $9 bucks. SCORE, RIGHT!!!????
They’ve got good bones, right??
I totally had not come to the thrift store that day looking for furniture but I mean, really, how could I pass up the chance to spruce these bad boys up and sip iced tea ( oh, who am I kidding, more like Vodka) on a nice spring/summer evening.
Immediately, I began thinking about just what I was gonna do to make these babies shine.
The more I looked at them I realized that they really did’t require much work – they were sturdy and the wicker seats were in great condition (besides the worn white color). So, I thought this will be easy, just a fresh coat of shiny spray paint and since I totally hate sitting on wicker, I would cover the seats with some funky fabric.
I threw all four chairs in the back seat of my car (still not sure how that worked, but when I find deals I get super creative about getting them home) and headed straight to my local Walmart to pick up a few cans of #KrylonBrand Ultra White Glossy spray paint.
My next stop was #JoAnnFabrics to pick up some super funky fabric to cover the wicker seats in. Personally, I LOVE #JoAnnFabrics because they have such a wide selection of beautiful and unique fabric for great prices AND they almost always have a really great sale running AND if you sign up to receive their emails you’ll get discount coupons on just about a weekly basis.
As soon as I got home I removed the screws from the bottom of the chair that held the wicker seat into place, wiped down the base of the chair with some household cleaner to remove any dirt and dust and proceeded to spray the base glossy white.
While the spray paint dried, I measured the wicker seat and used my trusty staple gun to secure the fabric to the bottom of the seat. Once the paint had dried I screwed the newly fabric covered wicker seat back into the base of the chair and this my friends was the finished product.
Here are a few pictures of the other 3 chairs, using the same steps I cover all four chair seats in different color/print fabric to add some funky flair to my porch for the spring/summer.
Here’s 3 of the 4 chairs covered, some difference, huh?
I loved this project, it was super easy and just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to create trendy, and fashionable decor for your home.
Last shot, in front of the front door. The 4th chair did eventually get covered – at the time I couldn’t decide which fabric I wanted to use.
Until my next project, remember Brown Girls DIY Too!