Sunday, July 3, 2011

The GREEN Office Chair!

I've done a lot of posts about my office (that I never use) and have received a lot of compliments on my green chair.  It was incredibly easy to do, so I thought I'd share it with you in case you want to try it!

I got the chair for free from my sister-in-law.  She had used it in her old house and no longer needed it.


Nothing wrong with it, just not very pretty to look at.  I started by popping the wheels off so I could give them a good cleaning.  I removed the seat and legs from the metal so I could give them a good sanding.  Then I cleaned the metal real good.  I don't have any photos because I did this in the pre-blogging days.

After the wood was sanded down and cleaned I sprayed it with two cans of Krylon's Ivy Leaf.  The metal portion got sprayed with a metal-safe dark brown spray paint (I can't remember the color).

Once it was completely dry I distressed it and wiped on Minwax dark walnut stain.  Here she is all done!




I always have issues with the lighting in my office.  The color is much more warm in person.
 

I hope you all are enjoying your 4th of July weekend!

Cheers!
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13 comments:

  1. I do love that green chair! I would love to find one to paint. I love your office :)

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  2. so cool, and i love the fun green on it! the style of the chair is feaking awesome!

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  3. What a cute, unusual chair. It looks great in the room.

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  4. Looks great! You seem to have done a very professional job on it. Your office is adorable too.

    Pat

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  5. ahh.. green! you are making me fall in love with green.

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  6. Love it! Doesn't it feel good to give something a new life?

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  7. Great Job! I guess the camera light bouncing off of the purple made it look more brown than green but I can see the green in the last picture and I love it. Such fun colors for an office space. ;0)

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  8. Awesome chair!
    Free is great!

    gail

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  9. I love it! Following your blog now! Check mine out and follow back if you like http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

    Jessica K

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  10. I just came across your blog via Miss Mustard Seed's! Love your blog name! What a kick! Enjoyed it thoroughly!
    Cheers,
    Barbara

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  11. The style of that chair is wonderful!

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  12. What a fun fresh office! Love. I also love your new header, cute :)

    Julie

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