This is the "before". And that is our cat.
We wrapped the upholstery in paper and taped it up so that the fabric wouldn't get ruined with paint. You'll get something like this.We sanded it down a little so that the paint would stick better.
All you do then is paint it with your choice of primer (one coat) and paint (two coats). And then you wait for it to dry...
Right after it was done drying, about 20 minutes after the last coat of paint, we distress the arms and legs of the chair.
I'd have to say that was a pretty good deal. We decided to put it in the corner of our dining room, by the window. You can see the rest of our dining room here.
I think one of the previous owners re upholstered this chair's fabric because of the way it looks underneath, but I really like the color they chose, so it's all good.
The total cost of this project was $23. All we paid for was the chair itself and the paint. So, if you know how to paint, and you have a piece of furniture that could use a coat of paint, I say go for it! And if you don't like it, you could always paint it a different color. What do you have to lose?
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