The weekend is almost here and to celebrate, I thought I’d share my first DIY project with you all. You never know it might inspire you to dig out your toolbox, pick up a paintbrush and update a piece of you own furniture this bank holiday weekend.
A few months ago, whilst having a mooch about the Hope Direct furniture shop in Hulme, two retro beautility chairs caught my eye. They were pretty grubby looking but I knew they had potential and would make a great first project. They were also an absolute bargain at only £3 each. How could I say no.
It took me a while to decide what I was going to do with them but it gave me time to clean the thick layers of grime, remove the old black paint and sand them down. A dirty job but someone had to do it!
At last they were ready to be transformed. I had hoped to leave the legs bare and just varnish the wood but the black paint had stained them, so it was no good. Instead I reached for the paint brush and gave them a good old lick of white undercoat and gloss. I removed the old seat cover, it was just too dirty to bring back to life. I scoured ebay for some cheap material and found a fab vintage, 197o’s, geometric fabric in yellow. Once secured with my trusty staple gun, the chairs were ready to put back together again.
And here they are. Two little beauties, I absolutley love them.
Have a wonderful weekend! x