Back when I shared the nightstand makeover in my step daughter's room (yep, remember how long ago that was?!), I mentioned that the next thing to do in here was to update the desk stool.
Here's a glimpse of what it looked like in the room before.
I have a few brown accents to match the ladybug wall decals and sheets, but the stool stuck out like a sore thumb.
Most people would probably just go buy a new desk chair and donate this poor little guy, but I saw his potential! (Not sure why it's a "he" but that's what I'm going with haha...)
The hubby came out and finished up the second coat for me and taught me that I need to apply it in strokes and not to linger in one spot for too long. I love my teacher, what would I do without him? :)
Once the second coat dried, I went back and sanded those rough patches with some fine sandpaper and applied one more thin coat over those areas to smooth it out.
To recover the seat, I began by using a staple gun to attach a layer of quilt batting. This added a little extra cushion and since my fabric was light, it also kept the dark brown from showing through.
My indecisivness was in full force when I was trying to pick a fabric at the store. I wanted something girly but at the same time, I wanted something neutral in case we ever need it as an extra seat for a party.
When I found this greige (grayish beige and totally a word, spell check!) and white polka dot print, I was sold.
Oh and that desk used be be espresso and was actually my first furniture painting project. It looks pretty good until you look up close!
What about you, have you ever done a makeover on a piece so that it fits better in a room?
Have a great day everyone, I'm going to take a few days off so that I can put the finishing touches on the backsplash project and enjoy my birthday which is next Tuesday. I'll hopefully have the big reveal on the backsplash ready for you on Wednesday! :)
Linking up to these awesome parties!