This past weekend though I decided to FINALLY update a thrift store modern chair I purchased a couple of months ago. I love that it is mid-century modern style with clean lines and a smooth finish. Of course, my dog Hercules had to get to it before I did and chewed one of the legs and the corner of the cushion (that dog!!)
So it really needed a makeover anyway. This project cost me exactly $2 for the batting only. The fabric I used for the seat cushion was from a memo sample remnant from my old working days in a design studio. I just can't throw out good samples of fabric swatches!
I have wanted to try to dipped leg paint technique for some time and figured this simple modern chair was perfect for that look. First I removed the cushion and flipped the chair upside down. Then I measured each chair leg down from the bottom 6" and wrapped the line measurement with painter's tape. After lighting sanding down the bottom portion of the legs it took no time to add three coats of white paint to the legs.
For the damaged part from the dog to the front leg, I just sanded it smooth and then applied Old English dark scratch cover and stain all over the chair to revive the finish and to hide the damage. The chair still has some scratches and old paint scuffs showing through the new stain, but I think it adds character to the vintage piece and I'm going to leave it that way.
I just attached the recovered seat and this chair is ready for it's new home in my office closet space.
And yes the truth about my office is that it is usually cluttered with lots of sticky notes on the walls, cords laying everywhere and piles of paperwork. The great thing about having an office space in a closet - I can just close the door and not look at it until I'm ready to work again.