Yellow Chair Makeover
Use simple paint finishes and repurposing techniques to give old timber pieces contemporary style.
Old timber furniture that is structurally sound can be easily reinvented using paint, with good preparation the key to achieving a professional finish. To prepare furniture for revamping ensure you do the following.
REMOVE old fasteners with pincers and flat-bladed screwdrivers.
SAND THE SURFACE with the best grit abrasive paper for the job, sanding between coats of primer and paint.
APPLY Paint with a quality brush.
This pair of stained chairs were sturdy but the seats were worn and the timber had superficial scratches and dents. The chairs were sanded and painted then the seats reupholstered. Ensure you remove the seat base before painting, placing it back on the chair after reupholstering.
Remove the old fabric cover and foam, using the seat base as a template to cut a new 17mm thick plywood base plus foam and backing fabric, securing with spray adhesive. Cut the new fabric cover with an extra 100mm all around, pull it taut over the seat and fold in the corners, securing it with staples.