May 29, 2014
BRS and I have purchased zero pieces of furniture since moving into our first cozy home. Filling our humble dwellings are hand-me-downs from our parents and grandparents. There are even some pieces we’ve carried along since our childhood—like my office chair! A simple white desk chair with a denim seat pad (I got too excited to start the project that I forgot to get a true “before” photo!) was turned into some golden seating that makes a statement in my office.To start this project I had to sand off all of the white paint and finish from the chair. By “I” I mean BRS, of course. I spent a great deal of time sanding it by hand only to have my sweet husband come home and show me the electric sander. All of the sudden my past two hours of sanding were a total waste when he showed me I could complete the entire thing in 10 minutes.
Once the chair was totally sanded it was PRIME TIME. Literally…it was time to cover the surface of the chair in a good primer. I wanted to take a shortcut and didn’t think that I needed primer at first, but then when I started to spray the metallic gold onto the chair, it soaked into the wood and had zero metallic shine as you can see below. BRS saved the day (per usual) and covered the chair in primer…and THEN paint!
To update my entire office set up I also decided to take a little spray paint to the knobs on my desk drawers.