Another Desk Chair Makeover

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. I spent some quality time with my family and boyfriend.

I ate a lot, slept a lot and worked on a few projects.

I spent A LOT of quality time with my sister. We worked on yet another project together. You might remember this bookshelf we worked on not too long ago. This project was another addition to her room.

She picked up this little girl at an antique shop. (Yes, she's a girl.)


Look familiar? You might be thinking of this chair makeover. Some people would probably prefer it this way, but we both strongly dislike yellow-ish wood.



We weren't sure what to do. We didn't want to paint it all one color because we thought it would be boring. Kait came up with the idea to stain the seat and paint the rest. I was sold immediately. We figured if we didn't like it we could always paint over it.



After staining it we taped off the seat and primed and painted the rest. We mixed our own color with white and blue we had on hand. It turned out a really cool white.

Here it is in her room. I'm really jealous- it's much more comfortable than mine!



We can't decide if we want to distress it. I told her to live with it for a while and see what she thinks.

What do you guys think? Should we rough her up around the edges?

Stay tuned for more exciting projects!


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the Furnitista said...

Ooo I like it the way it is. Really nice!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a great makeover! I have the two-tone treatment on tables, but never on chairs. I have a bench that might be just right for this look!
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Suesan said...

I love the two-toned look. What did you use as a finish? Wax? Poly? If you haven't done a finish, you might try a tinted wax (brown). That would age the paint and tie the two colors together. You can't go wrong either way. Nice job!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love those old office chairs and I love the way you painted this one! This is such a creative way to add interest to the chair.


Stephanie said...

What a great idea!!! I would have never thought to apply the two-tone look to a chair; awesome creativity!!!
I think she looks gorgeous the way she is but I like Suesan's idea of using a brown wax to help tie the two colors together or even a bit a distressing. Either way its a fantastic piece.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome, ashleigh! i love the dark seat on it- great idea!

By the Bluegrass said...

Love it! It even looks more comfortable. :)

Brandi said...

I love the new look of your office chair. The two toned look is very nice!

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Oooooohhhh! Nice job. I like the white and stain. I haven't seen one of those old chairs refinished like that. Good work.


Kaye said...

That is awesome!!! I just refinished a similar banker's chair. I'm not a fan of oak but I couldn't bring myself to paint it but now I see this...............

Found you from Restore Interiors!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I like it just like it is just fabulous

Katie said...

I love this! I would be jealous too! =) I'm usually a distress the crap out of it kinda girl, but I actually love it how it is!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful! I am really loving all of these projects where you keep SOME of the wood and paint the rest! Great job!

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love this chair! i want one. thanks for sharing this at my party!

MommaHen said...

omg- I wouldn't have chosen this piece before but the after is amazing! I'm going to try and find one of these chairs now. love it!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

You did a great job! I would leave it as is. However, I do think a colorful seat cushion would be fun. Nice find!

The Old Block House said...

I picked up one of these at an auction. It was just going to get a quick rubdown with Murphy's, but now it's going to get a paint job.

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Anonymous said...

What stain did you use? I love the colour it turned!

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