Some Chair Over the Rainbow!

I bought this chair at a thrift store for $15. I just walked in, saw it and bought it. Didn't think it over. Didn't have a place for it. I just liked it and I drive a minivan.

 I knew I had to recover it, although the green was sort of nice.

I removed the cushion:
And found this:
So I went to my stash and got this:
Because I like rainbows:
John thought it was, "very colorful."

I decided to run the stripes diagonally. For fun!

So I pulled and stapled and pulled:
Nice, right?

But wait, there's more!

Today, at the lumber store, I bought a sample pot of paint. I taped the legs off and painted.
I thought for sure it would bleed, but it didn't!
Here's the chair, after a spray coat of poly on the legs:
And the leg up close:
And an overhead view + a Beckett:
And a Beckett in a chair! He wanted to sit on my "fancy chair."
It only took about two hours from start to finish including fabric picking and running out of staples. And now I have a pretty chair that makes me happy whenever I see it!

Which really helps in a house full of dirty laundry, Legos and weird, tiny pieces of confetti-like paper that hide in all the nooks and crannies as though my hallways were on some magical fairy parade route.








9 comments

Inspired By Felicity said...

This is too cute - using the paint on the ends of the legs is a great idea!

Thanks for linking up at my blog hop

-pamela, InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com

Jessica Lucas said...

(ha, nice comment blurb)
What taste in color you have! I always feel like the more the merrier too. You gave that chair a nice lease on life. Great job!

Becolorful said...

Hehe. Like socks for your chair. It's fresh and fun and I love it. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
pam

Mrs. H said...

Very cute! I love the way you made the stripes go diagonal, what a great idea!
I found you on "Home Stories A to Z"

The Stuff of Success said...

What a cute chair! Feel free to link to the Success U Party - at TheStuffofSuccess. Have a great week - Athena

Rosann said...

What a fun idea. I wish I had the creative mind like so many I know. Perhaps I need to start going to thrift stores and yard sales with my friends more often so I can see the masters at work. :)

Brittany Stewart said...

This chair is the cutest! But i am even more obsessed with your painted cabinets! Going to search your blog to find those right now!
Thanks for the inspiriation!

-Brittany
http://buttonsbirdsandbs.blogspot.com

jane said...

I love chair re-dos! looks so peppy :)

DTTD imagine.design.create said...

Very cute & colourful :-) I like that you used the striped fabric on the diagonal - it adds some character and whimsy to your chair, as do the two blue legs :-)

Kelly