Friday, November 7, 2008
Master Bath Redesign...Seating
What a wonderful luxury to have enough room in a bath for seating! It's very convenient to have a place to sit and somewhere other than the floor to put one's clothes. These two chairs, found unused in another room of the home, were given a makeover and repurposed to the bath. The absolutely delightful pattern on the seat cushions bring an unexpected pop to the room, and the frame's finish resembles the room's oil rubbed bronze bath fixtures.
Below is a photo of one chair in it's original state, more photos showing their transformation and a run down of the steps taken to breathe new life into these chairs.
1)Seat cushions and old fabric are removed.
2)The chair frame is lightly sanded to remove the old finish and prep the wood for primer.
3)Primer is applied.
4)The frame is painted with a rich dark brown paint.
5)Three layers of color are wiped over the frame to achieve the final finish, meant to look similar to the oil rubbed bronze bath fixtures in the room. First, platinum metallic paint, a lighter brown paint and finally a gold metallic paint.
6)The cushions get wrapped with a new thick lining, attached with staples.
7)The new fabric is cut and placed on the cushion, making sure the pattern is positioned identically on each cushion. (Fabric by Thomas Paul, see earlier blog for more information).
8)The fabric is stapled on, starting at the center of each side and working towards the corners, pulling the fabric slightly for a polished result.
9)The cushions are attached with screws to the chair frames.
10) DONE...I think the result is a great example of how it is often possible to work with what you already own!
Next time...a dressing mirror is brought in and the over sized vanity mirror is "dressed up" with an outstanding product by Mirror Mate.