I discovered this chair at my local Housing Works a few months ago. Even though it wasn’t much to look at, I was infatuated with the design of the circular shaped back. Thirty bucks later I was its proud owner. I followed the sanding and spray painting instructions on Finding Silver linings and the upholstery advice of FamilyHandyMan and this was the result.
This was the perfect chair for my first refurbishing project, but I did learn a few things that I wish I had known when I began my chairventure.
1. Sanding is not overrated it is VERY important. As boring as it may be, sand, sand, sand!
2. Spray paint for both your primer and color is the way to go. I tried using paint primer and it was a disaster. Although it’s complicated maneuvering spray paint in a NYC apartment (thank god for my balcony) paint can get gloppy when your furniture has lots of crevasses like mine did.
3. Always buy more cushioning then you need for your seat. Padding is key and I wish I had purchased more.