Gold Dipped Vintage Chair Makeover

chair makeover

Guys! Hi! I’m baaaaaccckkkk! Whew. Apologies for being so MIA this past week – let me tell you, it has been a BUSY one. Spent last Friday-Monday in Leavenworth with my husband and his parents having a little vacay then came back home, worked my job at the library Tuesday and Wednesday, with a photography gig Tuesday night after I got off the library, and then Thursday, I turned right back around and headed towards Leavenworth to Chelan until Saturday night for my sister’s Bachelorette party/weekend. Then work again on Sunday at the library. Whoa. I calculated it out and spent about 15+ hours in the car this weekend. Just now finally starting to catch my breath, but there’s a lot to catch up on in blogland, so I’m sure I’ll definitely be busy for the next couple weeks trying to get my groove back! Yowza.

But I’m SUPER excited because today I’m bringing you one of my first pieces of furniture rehab – a chair makeover! I found this amazingly awesome vintage chair at a garage sale a few months back for $5.00.

Holy cow, 5 bucks! I saw it sitting there in the driveway and I actually made my husband turn the car around so we could stop and get it! I love it’s rounded back and cool lines. The leather seat was ripped with the foam filling coming out and I could just tell it needed a little love. Enter me!

At first I wanted to spray paint the whole thing, but after having it sit in my craft room for a while, I decided that I really liked the wood grain, even if it was a little beat up. So I decided to recover the seat and give the legs a gold dip.

chair makeover

Unscrewing the seat base was super easy!

chair makeover

I found this gorgeous gold pleather-like fabric that I knew would be perfect for the job!

My trusty Staple Gun came in handy and I quickly recovered the seat. Though it was my first time ever recovering anything, so I’m not going to show you the underside. It’s kind of a hot mess. Then I just taped off the legs and taped a neat chevron/herringbone stencil to the back and did a couple quick coats of my fave – gold spray paint! Here’s the finished product:

chair makeover

I LOOOVE how it turned out! Not too shabby, for my first chair makeover, eh? It looks so great by my desk. I experimented with putting it in different locations to see where I liked it best and for some fun glamor shots!

I think I found a great spot for it in my bedroom in an unused corner that would be perfect as a little getting ready station to put on my shoes and accessories.

chair makeover

I just love the gold details!

chair makeover

chair makeover

chair makeover

What do you think? Do you like it better as a desk chair or as a little vanity chair in my bedroom? I’d love your help in deciding!!

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