Buying new furniture can be very costly. In my search for new furniture for our dining room, I decided to just change the chairs up to create a new look for the room. I found these chairs for $8.00 each at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.
Now, these chairs were in pretty bad shape, there was some water damage to the feet of one of them and spiders had made a home in the underside of the other one. So I gave them a good rub down with some Clorox wipes and then I started sanding.
Well I knew ahead of time, before I bought the chairs, that I wanted to paint them white, so I was able to use painter’s putty or regular Spackle to fill in the damaged parts of the feet. The only supplies I needed were:
- light grade sandpaper
- brush and roller
- Chairs and Fabric
So I sanded until the chair felt smooth, and then I sanded in between the layers of paint to make sure that I didn’t have any paint strokes, and then for the final coat of paint I used a spongy roller that is used for cabinets so I was sure to be free of any brush stroke texture. Looking back on it now, It would be way easier to use a sprayer, but if you don’t have access to a sprayer, a little elbow grease doesn’t hurt!
Using the Design Principles of Unity Harmony and Variety, and painting the two chairs the same color and covering the seats with the same fabric, I created essentially a new set of chairs for our dining room!
I got some left over designer fabric for only $10 on sale, the chairs were $8 each, and the rest of the supplies I already had on hand. So, for $26.00 we have the beginning of a new set of chairs for our dining room! Only four more chairs to go! Stay tuned for the table and china hutch makeover!