This is how that red chair I was talking about in my last post used to look like. It was painted red (actually, not really painted, it was stained red).
It’s from the early 70’s and I guess the red color is pretty if it hadn’t been for this:
Yeah, that’s after wiping off the seat with just a slightly damp cloth. As you can imagine this chair would’ve been extra fun to sit on while wearing white pants. Something had to be done.
I decided to paint it yellow (the color’s name is mango). I sanded and cleaned the surface and painted maybe 7 layers. I always paint super thin layers to get the smoothest surface possible.
When the chair was finished I decided that it needed a cushion. Fun fact: This fabric is a left-over from a dress my mom wore around the same time the chair was bought!
I decided to put a button in the center of the cushion to make it more interesting.
And there it is. I’m very happy with the result!