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DIY Date Refinished Chair

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  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 1 hour

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Chalked Spray Paint in Serenity Blue
    • New Fabric for the Seat
    • Staple Gun And Staples
    • Lint-Free Cloth
    • Screwdriver
    • Sandpaper
    • Drop Cloth
    • Gloves

Blogger Project - It's been said that teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. Try this DIY date with your significant other and share in the accomplishment of refinishing a chair. Kirsten, from The Bright Yellow Door, tackled this one with her husband. 

PREP: Remove the existing seat cushion and sand the wood to scuff any glossy surfaces or to smooth the surface. Shake each of your spray paint cans vigorously for one minute after the mixing balls begin to rattle. 

APPLY: Over a drop cloth, each of you should hold a spray can upright 10-12" from the surface and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke, careful to spray on the same side of the chair at the same time. Keep the cans the same distance from the surface and in motion while spraying. Apply 2 or more light coats a few minutes apart to build coverage.

DRY: The paint dries to the touch in 20 minutes and is dry to handle in 1 hour. The chair may be recoated again in an 1 hour or after 48 hours. The finish coat is fully dry in 24 hours. 

ASSEMBLE: Affix new fabric over the seat cushion with a staple gun and reattach the seat.