For the "rebirth" of this ugly-but-with-good-bones chair, I had to grab a few supplies--
Tools Used to Rebirth the Chair
- Zinsser Cover Stain Primer and foam brush
- Linen White paint by Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo
- Walnut Stain
- Burlap (3 yards)
- Fabric of choice
- Staple gun and air compressor
- Six pack of your favorite beer
- Harry Potter movies 4 through 7 (yes, it took that long)
After my chair was nicely scruffed up with the sanding block, I got to work putting two coats of the primer on the bits of the chair that would not be covered by the fabric. No need to prettify what can't be seen, right? I let each coat dry for around three hours (the directions on the can said two hours would be fine, but it was hot and sticky outside so I let it sit a little long and I think I probably should have waited even longer).
Miss Mustard Seed (who is the bombdiggity, by the way). You should definitely check out her tutorial.
this post from Miss Mustard Seed.
When I had all my pieces cut out, I sewed the pieces that needed to be sewed.
And then I took a long hot shower and passed out. That was tough!
Stay tuned! I can't wait to show you Part 3: Reveal!