A while ago I ventured into the world of DIY and up-cycling antique (or old and rusty objects) that I found in neighborhood thrift stores and local Facebook tag sales. While I don’t go searching often for these one-of-a-kind finds, there are times when I come across items that is simply a must-have. (Or in other words – get it and make it pretty or you’ll regret it!)
On a Facebook tag sale site I found this retro office chair and thought that it would be a good fit for somewhere in my house – somewhere meaning that I didn’t have a designated plan really, but just needed to get something pretty that I would admire every time I walked by it – maybe even an accent a chair in the living room –
So…..I bought the chair for $30 and off I went into the unknown of bringing this chair into the modern era….
I purchased 2 cans of Rust-Oleum Universal, 12 oz. All Surface Gloss White Spray Paint and Primer in One and painters tape from the local hardware store.
I thoroughly cleaned the chair with a damp cloth. The chair had awesome (almost untouched) brass footings that had to be kept alive. I taped the brass footings to preserve it’s integrity. I should note that spray painting should be done outside and preferably on a non-windy day. I learned that the hard way, because even though I had a drop cloth on the ground in my backyard, the white spray paint drifted and landed on some areas of the pavement and trees!
Here is the before and after photos and list of items I used.
1 roll of Painter’s Tape
2 cans Rust-Oleum Universal, 12 oz. All Surface Gloss White Spray Paint and Primer in One
1 Large drop cloth