This is my first time participating in Thrifty Thursday, hosted by Leigh at Tales from Blogeritaville. Just click on her button on the side to see more of these awesome finds from other thrifty bloggers.
I found this chair a few weeks ago and kind of forgot about it while I was busy working on other projects.
My DH offered to reupholster it for me and he did a wonderful job!!
It was pretty wobbly too, so he then decided (unbeknownst to me) to take the whole thing apart and slather it with Gorilla Glue. While his dear heart was in the right place, it sort of, well, ruined the chair :(( I didn't have the heart to get mad at him. After all, he was trying to surprise me (I was quite surprised). But, it wasn't anything some sandpaper and spraypaint couldn't fix. In the end, I like it much better black. I also used some Rub n Buff in Antique Gold (thanks Stacy~) to give it a more antiqueish look. I think it turned out great.
Here's another tip from my dear friend Stacy. She has been fixing up old furniture for a long time and through trial and error, discovered that the best (and easiest by far) way to re-paint old furniture is using Krylon (yes, it must be Krylon) Spray Paint for Plastic. The best part is, you don't even have to sand! Just wipe down and you may want to use a spray primer for plastic first. So simple!