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Weekend Mini Project

Here's a super easy weekend project for you to try at home and all it involves is a little spray paint.

 image via  Erika Brechtel

image via Erika Brechtel

A couple of months ago I went to the Lulu & Georgia Pop-Up shop in West Hollywood and I couldn't get this Bertoia diamond chair knock off out of my mind. It was simply spray painted gold for display purposes, but it was beyond great. I knew it was really easy to achieve on my own but there was no corner of my house that needed another chair so I just let the idea marinate. 

Cut to a visit to the blog Little Green Notebook. I am consistently floored by Jenny's tireless creativity - the woman makes her own lighting, lays her own wood floors, reupholsters chairs, etc. Most of it I would never dare to try, but a little spray paint, I can do. After seeing this post for her two tone kitchen counter stools, I had an aha moment and thought why not for our little Zuo Modern children's wire chairs?

I followed her directions, but I found that laying the metal bases on the cloth tarp lead to patches of paint sticking to the cloth when I moved them. Blurgh. So I changed to craft paper (newspaper would do I imagine) and sprayed on more coats to even out the black paint. The white seats went smooth as can be thankfully. I also learned to let the paint dry completely, overnight, before trying to reassemble the chairs.

The kids little craft/snack table has gotten a little more spirit. Whether you decide to do this on a grown up chair or a kiddo version, in gold or two tones or any fun color, its a fast and satisfying upgrade that anyone can do.



Natalie MyersComment