Here’s how to update an old vintage chair without spending a lot of time or money on it.
The Moment I Found the Vintage Chair
I remember my eyes darting to the salmon and blue colored chair, my feet anxious to get out of the car and hit the ground so I could get a better look.
As I got closer, I realized this old chair would be perfect for outdoor use, just like I had in mind.
And it only cost me $5!
Never underestimate the chances of finding things on your list at a garage sale.
The Makeover Process
I didn’t love the salmon color on the chair, and initially I wasn’t sure if I would repaint the entire thing altogether.
Then I decided that keeping some of the blue would look nice. I figured it would work well with our front door makeover, which I had repainted a few weeks earlier with a beautiful blue as well.
So now I had a dilemma: I wanted to keep the blue, but I also didn’t feel like taping up all those spindles and slats using painter’s tape or other plastics involving tape.
A life-changing tip when painting spindles and slats on vintage chairs:
Friends, I must say I was so proud of this moment when I stuck Saran Wrap around the blue parts of this old chair.
Because I thought of it all on my own, without the help of Instagram or Pinterest.
And let me tell you, it was so quick and easy, both to apply and to remove after the paint job was done.
- Clean the chair.
- Tape or Saran Wrap the parts you don’t want painted.
- Apply Rustoleum spray paint.
- Remove tape and marvel at your new creation.
I have used the Saran Wrap method for quite a few other projects since then.
If you end up using this trick too, I’d love to see it! Share your photos with the hashtag #OurHappilyEverHome and tag me so that I’ll be able to see them.
I love seeing your projects and how you use my tips and tricks as inspiration for the spaces and projects in your home.
I left the old chippy bits and I love the true vintage feel, even if it has been updated with some new paint.
I’ve used the chair both on our deck behind the house and in front of our home. I love the way it brings personality to these spaces.
Have you ever found some vintage treasure and given it some updates? How did it go for you? Let me know in the comments below friends!