Checkboard Easy Chair-Complete Makeover
From the Designer: "I came home one day and found our old and tattered easy chair on the back porch. It looked so sad out there as it waited for a one way trip to the dump.
When I received a huge box of paint from Rustoleum, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. Now convincing the family to let me paint and keep it is a complete other story. So after some promises of making it really cool, they agreed to let me loose.
I had never painted fabric furniture before, so I truly was a beginner and just went for it. I am blown away by how vibrant the color is and after sealing it, I get to keep it on the back porch. It will be quite a conversation piece at backyard gatherings this summer."
Time to CompleteWeekend project
- Rustoleum Painters Touch Blue
- Rustoleum Satin White
- Rustoleum Universal Metallic Brushed Bronze
- Rustoleum Clear Enamel
- 3M Blue Tape
Wipe down your furniture with a damp sponge. Let air dry outside. Keep the furniture outside due to the painting process.
Cover the wood legs with 3M blue tape. Pay special attention next to the fabric as over spray can easily get on the wood legs. Remove the seat pad and put aside.
Place furniture on one side and spray paint evenly, then move over to the other side. You will be adding a number of layers so do not worry about changing sides. Once done with the sides put the chair on its legs and continue to spray paint using even strokes until you cover the front, back and arms of the chair.
Continue to layer the blue paint until the chair is covered thoroughly.
Remove the blue tape and spray the Rustoleum Metallic paint on the wood legs to complete the chair. This will give it the final touch.
Its time to make the checkerboard pattern on the seat pad. Keep the seat pad seperate from the finished chair. You will need to give it 4-5 coats of the Rustoleum blue spray paint to get good coverage. Let it dry.
We then are going to add 3M blue tape in a checkerboard pattern across the top of the seat pad. Spray the Rustoleum white spray in the areas that remained exposed. Give it 3-4 coats and let dry.
Remove the blue tape slowly. There will likely be over spray, you can easily go back in and spray the blue paint in those areas.
Once dry, place back on the chair.
Note: the basket pictured was sprayed with Rustoleum Universal Metallic in Rubbed Bronze paint to match the legs of the chair.