|I took one ugly chair and gave it six different looks. This is one.|
|It's easier and more efficient to start painting the chair upside down.|
|The first coat dries unevenly, but it's just a primer.|
|I don't think anyone would guess that this pretty chair is painted microsuede.|
Next, I painted the chair all white and ran washi tape around the seams to suggest a contrasting piping. I unscrewed the legs, painted them green and replaced them. It did take two coats of a brushed-on white primer to cover the highlighter, but the fabric still wasn't buckling or cracking under all that paint.
|When I took the washi tape-trimmed chair outside for its photo, my |
friendly backyard ginko wanted to get in on the session.
|I liked the ethnic feel of this version. But if it would look wrinkled soon |
if people sat on it, always a possibility during a showing.
|I made cones of vinyl grasscloth-style wallpaper to slip over the metal |
legs of the chair. It's amazing what a glue gun and paint will do!
|I might like this version the best. It's the most decorative, and black and|
white patterns in fashion and furnishings are trending right now.