Instant furniture update, paint it!

by Patti Boker Elkon on October 1, 2009

Green paint brush

Paint is a small miracle waiting to happen, one coat makes it cleaner, two coats give it personality and three coats do the trick for a full update to old furniture.

Here’s an old folding wood chair that my dad brought home from his travels.  When I first saw it I contemplated staining it back to its original luster but then …

Before

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Painting this chair gave it a totally different character.  Instead of  looking traditional the chair took on a whole new life.   Once again I used my new favorite color, Benjamin Moore “bahama blue”…  I can even imagine sitting under a palm tree on a tropical Island.

After

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An then the spirit moved me to sew a custom cushion…

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With or without the cushion this chair is one comfortable piece of furniture that I would not do without.

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