As you are all properly mindful of at this stage, mid-century furniture is my JAM. It’s almost extremely hard for me to flip away from fairly-priced retro antiques, regardless of whether it’s a record player, chair, piece of artwork, or lamp. So, when I caught sight of a sad small $ 20 plastic 1950s chair while purchasing at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia, I couldn’t say no. Scroll on to understand how to transform your personal dingy plastic mid-century side chair into a blush pink beauty using nothing but a tiny elbow grease and spray paint.
- Thrifted mid-century plastic side chair
- Alcohol cleaning answer
- Hefty duty shop paper towels
- Painter’s tape
- Plastic for masking
- Drop cloth
- Bricks or other heavy objects (to hold down the corners and sides of the drop cloth)
- Gold spray paint
- Pink spray paint
Begin by providing your chair a thorough cleaning employing an alcohol-based mostly cleansing solution and thick paper towel. I like to use heavy duty paper towels produced for automotive or store tasks since these tend to hold up ideal for projects like this.
Let the chair to dry completely, and then mask off the plastic seat portion of the chair so that only the metal is displaying utilizing painter’s tape and plastic masking materials. I truly used plastic trash and grocery bags to mask my chair! Following, set the chair upside down on a drop cloth outside that’s held down in the corners with bricks. Weighing it down will assist hold the wind from blowing the cloth towards the wet paint.
Shake your can of gold paint vigorously, and spray the metal portions of the chair with brief, even bursts. When carried out, bring the chair back within and let it to dry overnight. Then repeat the actions, this time masking off the metal portions of the chair with plastic, and paint the plastic seat a fairly blush pink (or your color of choice).
Enable the paint to remedy indoors for a total 24 hrs prior to enjoying your new pink throne! I have in fact had this chair for over a year now, just waiting for inspiration to strike (therefore the glimpse of my outdated mint studio wall in the prior to photo). I imagined about incorporating a confetti pattern, incorporating geometric shapes, and even a two-toned look. But occasionally easy really is greatest, and I couldn’t really like the completed blush-colored chair much more. What do you consider?
Be confident to check out back daily all through my ‘Week of Pink’ for more blush-colored inspiration ahead of Valentine’s Day 2016!