Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Spray Painted Vinyl Zebra Chair

When that super sad day came that it was time for my beloved Jackson Resale Factory to finally close it's doors, they put out a message on their facebook page that said "FREE FOR ALL" - if you walked in the doors, you had to leave with something!!  No money required.  I was all over that and you can read about my adventures with "neighbor grandpa" here.
This chair was one of those things I tossed in the back of my truck that made neighbor grandpa think I had totally lost my marbles.  It was pretty awful looking... but I was sure there was SOME way to make it usable again!  

I came super closed to just tossing it on the burn pile, but then I saw that it came apart pretty easily.  I dismantled it...

I wrote "Hi" on the side to show how the massive amount of dust that the disintegrating fabric created.

It had three different upholstery jobs on it - all of which were sinfully seventies.  The vinyl on the final layer had a large rips in it so my mom helped me out and we covered in batting.  Thankfully, my aunt had just given me a big bag of it because she was cleaning out her house and luckily I get everyone's unwanted jazz. :)

I covered the whole cushion in a fun zebra print using a staple gun.

I covered all of the vinyl with several coats of Rust-oleum plastic primer spray paint which I was lucky enough to find on clearance, and then covered in the lime green glossy Rust-oleum Painter's Touch.  I'm very curious to see how it holds up.  It's been about a month now and so far it's done just swell.   

 One last parting shot of the before and after:

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  1. Wow. Lime green. Zebra. I'd be all over that. Great redo!!

  2. That chair would look sinfully swell in my living room! Love it Kammy!!!

  3. great job, love your bold choices of colour and fabric!

  4. I am just grinning from ear to ear. And it's not because it's Friday!! Stunning!!!!!

  5. I am just grinning from ear to ear. And it's not because it's Friday!! Stunning!!!!!

  6. I am sooo loving this! It is awesome sauce! It made my day too :)

  7. Oh Kammy...I love this one!! Spray paint is my fav.!!! I just wish it wan't so expensive. :) The lime green and the Zebra print make me usual AWESOME job!

  8. You are fearless! As usual, awesome results!

  9. It's fantastic Kammy - love the lime green and zebra together!!!

  10. LOVE that chair! It looks fantastic. I love that you painted it. That's the kind of thing I would do because, hey - it's an improvement on something that would be trash, but Hubby is kind of a Debbie Downer and always tells me the way it "should" be done. I like your way and I bet it'll hold up just fine!


  11. I can't believe that is spray painted! it looks great! I would be honored if you share this at my link party, Ginger Jamboree!

  12. wow! that is some chair, I looove the shape. how neat that you can spray paint it!

  13. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

  14. BeeeEEEEAUUUTIFUL! My favorite combination...lime green and zebra! Great job!

  15. Another awesome paint project Kammy ~ I'm featuring this one too. How cool is that green!

  16. Holy Buckets thats awesome!!!! Come share that on DIY Sunday Showcase!!! It starts at 5pm today!


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