Tuesday, 20 August 2013

D.I.Y. Your Room - Shabby Chic Chair

Hello!!!! Today i took a old wooden chair, that looked a bit drab, boring and...well...bad, and turned it into a shabby chic masterpiece with basically just a lick of paint! I love the new look of this chair and so i thought that for all those people with chairs that they hate, i would show you a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your chair shabby chic!

You Will Need:

 Before you start you will need to put down newspaper to stop the paint from dripping onto the floor. Paint the chair quite thinly and roughly with white paint. Instead of brushing it all on, i dabbed it on to give it a more rustic shabby look.

Next paint the seat or parts of the chair with a coloured paint i used a deep green colour, this time paint thicker and do not dab the paint on.

Using the sandpaper and file distress the chair. I advise mainly distressing corners and edges instead of the whole thing as it makes it look more realistic. 

This is the finished chair:

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial and i hope you try this out at home with your old chairs. If you have any suggestions for future posts or d.i.y's, please tell me in the comments below!