I came across this most awesome chair during a recent thrifting excursion. I could not believe that someone would let this fabulous chair go, so I decided I'd make it over for my girls. After wrestling the sucker into my car and a quick trip to Lowes, the Throne project was underway!
LET THE MAKEOVER COMMENCE!
|Here is the original chair|
|Back view of the original chair|
I started off by giving it a good cleaning. I used a little Lysol and bucket of water to clean off any dirt and dust.
|My little bucket that could.|
Next, I used a 3M sandblaster (#60) to remove as much of the original paint as possible. I used the #60 which was the coarsest sander that I could find.
After sanding it down, I used a Kilz oil-based spray primer and let it dry for an hour.
I let my kids pick out the color. I decided to use spray rather than hand paint in order to save time.
|Primer and Paint|
|The mama hard at work|
In between coats of pink, I let each coat dry for an hour and then used the #220 SandBlaster to buff between coats. I LOVE this tack cloth too - it's perfect for wiping away imperfections.
|Tack Cloth and Scuff Sander|
I finally got it painted and voila!
|Pink dust everywhere|
And now my princesses finally have a throne to call their own!
Here are the costs.
The chair was $15 from Savers.
Paint, primer and tack cloth were $15.85 from Lowes.
I owned the sandblasters and the pillow!
TOTAL PROJECT COST: $30.85