You know that feeling when you first start a project, you’re super excited, and it consumes all your thoughts? Yeah.. that was me a few weeks ago.
And then there’s that feeling when you’re knee deep in crap that you’ve pulled out of closets, you’ve got a million baubles and bobs to organize, and you wonder to yourself…. Why did I ever start this project? Yeah, that’s me now.
I will say though that I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with my craft room overhaul. I only have a couple more projects (including this one I’m sharing today) and then I’ll be done. It’s just taken a lot longer than I thought to finish.
A lot of that had to do with the weather. I have been waiting patiently for it to get warm enough for me to go outside and spray paint. I don’t know why I do this to myself every year. There’s a small window of opportunity here in the South to spray paint. Once the weather gets spring-like, you better get outside quick and spray everything you want sprayed before the heat and humidity of the Summer come rearing their ugly heads. The last thing I want to be doing when it’s a thousand degrees outside is spray painting.
One of my very first projects on the blog was a re-do of a dining room chair that I found on the side of the road. I rescued it in the dead of night and used it as an office chair at my alcove desk.
Now that I’m moving my craft room/office into a bigger space, I have room to use that desk in the new room. However, the grey/purple/tan color combo on the chair just wasn’t going to work for me. Here’s what it looked like before:
First step, paint it black. I used this paint/primer spray paint that I picked up at Lowe’s.
Now, let’s choose some fabric. Decisions… decisions…
Next, I just took the seat cushion and recovered it with some different (black and white polka dot) fabric. I also added another layer of batting for extra comfort. I plan on spending a lot of time sitting in this chair.
Now, I just reattached the seat cushion and that’s one more project I can check off the list!
I’m hoping that I can share the finished office space within the next week or so. Fingers crossed!