A Little Bit of Upholstery
Well I couldn’t quite picture what I wanted until I found it.
I was in a charity shop with my Dad about a month ago and saw an old brown wooden chair sitting all by itself… of course I made a beeline for it.
It’s not often I go shopping with my Dad, we just happened to be popping past and saw it as an opportunity to have a quick nosey. I knew instantly I wanted this chair for my room and knew I could paint it and re-style it my own way.
Oh and best of all, it cost £1.00.
I thought they were having a joke at first, or it had been wrongly labelled, but when I got to the counter the nice old lady was glad someone was buying it and even offered me some more from the back!
I chose the perfect duck egg blue shade, now this colour has been on my mind for a while now, pretty much ever since I saw this picture
I took the plunge and chose Dulux’s Inky Pool 4, it was a lot brighter when we opened the tin for the first time, kind of like one of those ‘Changing Rooms’ moments, but having swatched the colour to match exactly a shade of the wallpaper, I knew it was the right colour.
I must say I am pretty pleased how this little project has turned out; I just love how the paint has really brought out the detailing of the chair. The seat itself wasn’t in too bad of condition, but I’ve updated it a little bit with some vintage fabric I had leftover, my little take on something that was so cheap to do up, hasn’t turned out too bad after all.