Hello, hello! Here's a DIY project I want to share with you: on the left side of the photo, you can see my desk chair chair which I have been owning since my childhood days. Its quality is awesome, it is made of really good wood and my mother once bought it at an organic furnite store, but I didn't like its look anymore, so I changed the color and I sewed new covers for the pillows. :)
For painting a wooden chair, you need:
- Paint brushes and a paint roller
- Wood paint
- Tarpaulin or oilcloth to protect the floor from the paint
First of all, use the sandpaper to sand down the wooden surface evenly. Next, use your wood paint to apply the color all over the chair (everywhere where there's wood). Use the paint roller for larger surfaces and uses the brushes for little details and corners.
As you can see, you will need several layers and have to let the color dry in between until there's an even layer of paint and you don't see the wood anymore.
After having painted the chair, I sewed new covors for the pillows, one for the seating surface, one for the backrest. Therefore, I took the old covers and used them to make a pattern. I used this pattern for sewing new covers of exactly the same size. :)
Here are some details of the floral cover: in the back, one can open it with a velcro fastener and on the seating surface, it can be opened with a simple zipper and it is bound to the chair with a cord.
Moreover, I also added a little fabric cover to the chair's leg to cover it. :)
Soooo much better than before!
Happy Sunday! :) Lu