Here is the second project I completed in this refurbishing journey of furniture love and happiness. While at the Goodwill, we spotted a pair of bar stools. They seemed in fairly good condition, although the fabric was in bad shape. Upon further inspection we noticed that the footrest on one of the chairs was completely split in two. Too much work to repair that - so we set them aside.
We continued to search the place, not really spotting anything fancy, until wait, is that guy sitting on another one of these bar stools?? YES! Success! He got up and we ran over to collect the thing. We discarded the broken chair and took the pair of Coaster bar stools home with us.
My aunt walked into her fabric room that we jokingly call "the factory" or "the abyss" (the room is covered from floor to ceiling with fabric and creative materials) and pulled out a blue plaid. She says it is easiest to find a fabric that you like, and then match the paint to it once you've decided. Blue plaid on the seat made us think that the wood could easily be spray painted navy blue.
I removed the seat by unscrewing 4 screws underneath. The fabric was held on by staples again! So easy! So I took the staples out and removed the fabric. I took the plaid material and cut it to the same shape as the old fabric, and stapled it on in no time flat! We bought a pneumatic stapler that you hook up to an air compressor and it makes the job EASY PEASY. I highly recommend it.
I spray painted the chairs navy blue with Rustoleum 2x primer/paint and blue myself like Tobias in Arrested Development. It was hilarious because I had to be at a fancy event for work the next day so I was scrubbing off the paint from my skin vigorously that night!
I put the chairs back together and my aunt deocrated this cute hat from her store with matching fabric and here is what they look like now!
Project two is done, photographed, written, and now awaiting a new home. Thanks for reading! I'm off to make refrigerator soup.