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.
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.
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.
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.
Look how cute it turned out. The white paint + socks gave the chair a fresh makeover.
Here is me, enjoying a good book and my chair makeover.
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