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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I made the pillow from drop cloth and part of the dust ruffle from the bedding that I did not use on the bed.
Remember the dresser? I matches pretty good. The chair is a little brighter orange but I like it.
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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