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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!

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

  2. Great chair and lovely office :)

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

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

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


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

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

  8. 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)

  9. I love it! Following your blog now! Check mine out and follow back if you like

    Jessica K

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

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



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