A Splash of Color – My New Orange Chair

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Peggy and I had fun on Saturday visiting a garage sale.  I had just finished my Cityscape Dresser Flip and was ready to look for some other things I need to complete the room.  I was so excited when Peggy spotted the orange chair.  I knew it would be the perfect splash of color.

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

 

A Splash of Color – My New Orange Chair

We were looking around at all sorts of fun things when we spotted the orange chair.  Peggy said it would be perfect in the guest room and I agreed.

Here is all that I brought home.

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

I got a mirror, two kitchen rugs, four wooden hangers, two tables (like bedside table size), and my orange chair all for $10.  I was beyond thrilled.

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

This is Peggy!  She was posing on the adorable teal ottoman which neither of us purchased.  I am not sure why because I just loved the little thing.

I went to work on the orange chair right away because, as I mentioned above, I knew it would add that extra splash of color that I am wanting in the guest room.

Here are some photos of it before I started.  I was happy that it didn’t need too much work.

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

It is hard to tell in the photos but the legs needed the most work.  I used a magic eraser to clean to the top and I used my gray spray paint to work on the legs.  But first it needed some masking.  I didn’t want to spray the bottom of the chair so I created a large mask using printer paper.

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

Once I had it covered I took it out to the garage for some painting.

When I took the mask off I noticed that it didn’t go all the way to the orange at the top of each leg.  I guess I didn’t have the paper securely positioned in the right spot.

But, have no fear I was able to find a gray acrylic craft paint in the same color so I used a small amount and a small brush to paint right up to the orange.  The problem with that is that the spray paint, even though it is a flat paint still left a bit of a shine compared to the brushed on paint.

I used just the smallest amount of polyurethane semi gloss sealer and it worked like a charm.  If I pointed it out people MAY see it but I really doubt it.

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

I made the pillow from drop cloth and part of the dust ruffle from the bedding that I did not use on the bed.

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

Splash of Color - My New Orange Chair - www.michellejdesigns.com -  Slowly creating a guest bedroom and adding orange accents

Remember the dresser?  I matches pretty good.  The chair is a little brighter orange but I like it.

Cityscape Dresser Flip - www.michellejdesigns.com - A dresser for storage in the guest bedroom and created for the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

So the orange is now in two places and I plan on adding some decorative pillows on the bed and making a really fun mirror.  You will have to watch for those project coming up.

I hope you enjoyed my fun, little orange chair.  I know I love it.

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8 Comments

  1. Peggy

    This was PERFECT! I love what you did with it, and I’m glad you could use it.

    However, the pic of me…oh, dear! 🙂

    20 . 07 . 2015
    • Michelle

      The pic of you is the best of the bunch! I love it. You should have purchased that little foot stool.

      20 . 07 . 2015
  2. Nikki Frank Hamilton

    It looks awesome! And all that gor $10? What a bargain.

    20 . 07 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Nikki! I was pretty excited about my haul. I have a few blog posts in the picture. LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

      20 . 07 . 2015
  3. Jennifer

    I think I read somewhere once that having a pop of orange in a room is a sign that someone really knows what they’re doing with design.
    I like it but it’s way too stylish for me. I’m more shabby chic/coastal decor.

    I love the pillow! Too cute.

    24 . 07 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Jennifer. I agree that it is pretty modern. This is the only room in our house that has this style of design. It is not something that I would add to my living room or bedroom. LOL! I would love to think that I know what I am doing with design. I just liked the orange and went with it and I made the pillow to help tone it down a little bit. I would love to see your shabby chic/coastal decor. I will pop over and check it out!

      25 . 07 . 2015
  4. Kelly

    Hey there Michelle! I already told you on Facebook how much I love this room – I can see more clearly the grey in some of these pics. I still think it look fantastic! Very chic 🙂

    28 . 07 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thank you Kelly! I am working on a vanity mirror for this room now. I am hoping to get it done tomorrow. It is a little out of the ordinary so we shall see!

      28 . 07 . 2015

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