Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It Might Be the Fumes

It might be the spray paint fumes getting to me but I’m liking my latest furniture make-over!

Remember this chair? (If not, you can read about it here.)

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Pretty, huh?  Love that dirty black vinyl.

This is what it looks like after some spray paint and fabric love…

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This was my first time using spray paint to refinish furniture.  I’m usually a roller and paint brush girl.
It took me a little time (and some sanding of paint drips) to get the technique figured out.  After that, it was smooth sailing.  I prefer my roller/brush combo but I will now use spray paint for pieces that have lots of nooks and crannies (like this chair).

The chair now lives happily in the corner of our office…
waiting for my next lesson in bill paying…
or the scanning of 1 million wedding photos with my mom who just wanted "a few"....

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Is it sad I paid more for fabric and spray paint than I did for the chair?

What’s your favorite painting technique…roller, brush, spray paint?  Or are you one of those weirdos that doesn’t think wood furniture should be painted?

Does painting furniture scare you?  If so, stay tuned on Thursday for a sort-of tutorial to help alleviate those fears!


  1. Great job on this chair! It looks so nice!!

  2. Chair looks great! Spraypaint rocks. I love me a painbrush, but details like that come out nice & smooth with spraypaint. Plus, it's fast!

  3. That chair rocks!!! Nice job! Someday I want to grow up to be just like you. :o)

  4. I can't stand the fumes but I love spray painting. It takes like 2 minutes and is so nice and even :)

  5. Love what you did with that chair! What a difference. I am a big spray paint fan, I actually prefer it to rolling and brushing. Once you get the hang of it it has such a nice, smooth finish.

  6. Love it! Great fabric choice, although the original black is obviously perfection. ;)


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