What a wonderful luxury to have enough room in a bath for seating! While working on this Master Bath Redesign I gave two chairs, which originally belonged to my grandmother, a makeover with the look of the bath in mind.
Initially I had intended to paint the chairs ivory, but once into the project I decided to instead apply a finish that resembles the oil rubbed bronze bath fixtures in the room. I have to say I can't believe how well this turned out, indeed looking very similar to the hardware finish! Then the absolutely delightful Thomas Paul print, found at Calico Corners, brings an unexpected pattern into the room.
Below are photos showing the before chairs, their transformation and a run down of the steps taken which gave them a big dose of style. Finally, a look at the results sitting pretty in the room.
1) Seat cushions and fabric are removed.
2) The chair frames are lightly sanded to remove the old finish and prep the wood for primer.
3) Rust-Oleum's Ultra Cover Primer is applied.
4) The frames are painted with Rust-Oleum's Satin Espresso.
5) Three layers of color are then wiped over the frame to achieve the final finish, meant to look similar to the oil rubbed bronze fixtures . First platinum metallic paint, then a lighter brown paint and finally the gold metallic paint. I keep experimenting until the desired effect was achieved.
6) The cushions are wrapped with a new thick lining which is attached with staples.
7) The new fabric is cut and placed on the cushion, making sure the pattern is positioned identically on each cushion.
8) The fabric is stapled down, 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...it's a love affair. Every time I walk into this room the sight of these chairs make me just smile.
These chairs are attending the Furniture Friday Party at Miss Mustard Seed!