Chair Makeover

This is a super easy tutorial to makeover tired and scuffed up chairs. The chair that I wanted to makeover has no monetary value, but a lot of sentimental value.  It was the chair that my Mom sat in when she applied her make-up.  I have always view cosmetics as something magical. Watching my Mom apply makeup at her little bathroom counter and sitting in this chair is a distinct memory.

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This chair was previously a honey stained wood color.  You know, that was big in the 80’s.  I painted in charcoal gray a few years ago. It was really starting to look tired and was in need of a chair makeover.  My first step was to paint the chair a high gloss white.

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I love painting “socks” on chairs. I have done it to many of our chairs and it never disappoints me.   Gray socks is what the chair makeover needed.  I measured 4 inches from the end of each chair leg.  I wrapped painter’s tape around my markings.

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I measured the distance between each chair leg.  Then, I marked the measurements on poster board and cut 4   little holes for each chair leg.  I inserted the chair leg into the poster board and sealed the edges with painter’s tape.  This will shield the white part of the chair when you paint the socks on the chair.  I used a high gloss gray spray paint for the socks.

finished chair makeover

Look how cute it turned out.  The white paint + socks gave the chair a fresh makeover.

chair makeover

Here is me, enjoying a good book and my chair makeover.

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5 Responses to Chair Makeover

  1. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} February 15, 2014 at 2:06 am #

    I have to got to find something around here to give the dipped look! Love it!

    • carmody February 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

      Heather, I dipped my kids activity table and chairs. I think stools would look great with the dipped look too.

  2. Diane | An Extraordinary Day February 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Sweet!! I love it when we take something with a warm memory and make it special.

    I also love the name you created for you blog and the reason behind the name. You are a clever gal Carmody!!

    • carmody February 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      Thanks Diane, I appreciate it.

  3. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures February 22, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    Love the “socks” look! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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