May 30, 2014

DIY Vintage Chair Makeover With Rust-Oleum®

Hey guys, and happy Friday! Today is a super exciting day for me and this little blog because it's one of the first times I have ever done any kind of vintage DIY project , and also because this piece of furniture means a lot to me, so I am excited to share the before and after photos with you guys. This chair has been in my family for over 30 years. My parents got it when they moved to the US from Greece & Cyprus and it has moved with them throughout their lives and in every state they lived in. I knew this little chair needed a little more life, and once I got the okay from my parents, I couldn't wait to make it stand out.

When I was thinking of colors, I knew I wanted to stay classic and not change the color into anything too bright or vivid. I really loved white furniture, and when I saw that Rust-Oleum® offered a  Universal® Gloss Spray, I knew that's what I wanted to use. The chair was originally a dark wood, which was nice, but after years of use, it just blended into the wall and didn't do much.

I won't lie to you guys, I am really not a huge DIY-er. I love to do things on my own, but I am no expert. The Rust-Oleum® Universal® Gloss Spray made it easy for me to change the color of this chair, with only four coats of color. I found the product really easy to use, and very easy to apply. It comes out evenly with the nozzle that is attached to the spray, and that helped me get underneath the chair and behind the legs evenly.

I'm pretty sure I thought of 10 other DIY projects I wanted to do while doing this one. The Rust-Oleum® Universal® Gloss Spray made me feel like a professional, and I realized how easy it is to change an every day piece of furniture, into something fresh and new for your home. It's great that the weather is warming up now too, because it makes it so much easier to do these projects outside. For those of you who are wondering where I spray painted this chair, I did it outside on a tarp, and let it sit for about 12 hours (total to dry) with 30 minutes in between coats. 

Are you guys tackling any DIY projects this summer, and if so, what did you have in mind?

Rust-Oleum ® Universal® Spray Paints offer a variety of on-trend colors and unique finishes, and boast the first-of-its-kind 360 degree any-angle delivery system that allows DIYers to tackle those hard to reach areas, even upside down.
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  1. that chair is so cute! i love the back!



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