I absolutely love printed fabrics. I feel like they add such depth to a room. But really, they just make me smile :) When I buy fabric for a project I usually buy a little more than I need. 1 - because I never know how much I need so I just add a little more on just in case :) 2 - because I usually do another project with the same fabric...it makes me feel like I did the project for free! This has made for a few nice projects lately since we are on a tight budget.
So my friend Lauren gave me this chair last summer.
I blogged about redoing it, but never had a place to put it. We decided to get rid of our love seat in our living room to make room for baby Smith. So this chair now has a place! I got a little inspiration from the fabric I used for Smith's crib skirt and our new couch pillows. Both of which are fabrics that were used for other projects...so in my book they were free ;)
I liked the green in the pillows and the printed zig zag. So I went to town with a little spray paint and some smoke glaze.
And this is what we came out with!
Spray paint colors are usually a bit bright and a little too shiny for me. So I rubbed the smoke glaze all over the chair to give it a vintage/less shiny look. I also sanded down the edges of the chair so that the smoke glaze would show up better. I have to say...the first time I ever sanded down furniture to give it that vintage look I totally goofed. It definitely takes practice. I feel like each time I do a piece I get better and better.
With some projects, I am SOO excited about getting them done (to have that instant gratification) that I don't spend the time and effort to do a job well done. I am trying to teach myself to slow down and that I will enjoy the finished product so much more if I am patient and do it well! This time, I definitely took my time :)
I really like this chair! I think the lines make it the perfect look for our living room!!