10.25.2011

Before and after...

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Did you all see this amazing gold-leafed fiberglass chair by okay art? Talk about love at first sight. I was obsessing about it and then it hit me! We had a yucky old fiberglass chair languishing in our mudroom, just waiting for a gold paint job. I considered for a moment that it might be a real Eames side chair, but then I thought, "It's not marked and, honestly, even if it is a real Eames (I don't think it is), it's sitting unused and gross in our mudroom". 1 can of gold spray paint + 1 can of red spray paint later...we have a gold PARTY chair! It's missing the incredible texture of the inspiration chair, but I'm OK with that for now. Party chair!

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17 comments:

camille yanair said...

those look awesome!!! and totally different!

life:styled said...

I love it. With or without the gold leafing. And this way, it's YOURS! Great job!!

Kersey Campbell said...

ha! I think about 1,000 bloggers/crafters have this same project in the works since seeing those chairs :) Looks awesome! Well done!

Maile (My-lee) Ann said...

Wow! Love it!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hi there, just wanted to thank you for your soldier peg doll tutorial, I have made 100 soldiers to sell in aid of this years poppy appeal and have blogged a link back to the tute love Annie x

Chrisdy said...

I'm all for texture, but I have to say I like your version better. Nice job!

brianne said...

Anna @ Door Sixteen and Victoria @ SFGirlByBay were tweeting last night about replicating this very same project. YOu should make sure they see this, its awesome!!

Frankie said...

This is amazing! I love how shiny the gold is.

Emilie said...

this is lovely even without the gold leaf texture. Good work and thank you for the inspiration!

Bangs said...

What kind of spray paint did you use? It looks great.

Is it holding up? I'd be worried that it would chip.

Anonymous said...

have you had any issues with the spray paint wearing off onto clothes/skin, etc?

Anonymous said...

Did you do anything to prepare the chair before spraying (to deal with all the scratches and rough spots)?

Sarah Buttenwieser said...

dreamy!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Before I started I tried to peel off paint splatters and lightly sanded rough patches on the legs w/ a metal brush. Then I sprayed the fiberglass with primer (but then realized I used the wrong kind). It seemed to have worked though.

The paint wasn't chipping or coming off on clothing or skin, but I just went outside and sprayed it with a clear coat just in case. I'm going to do one more coat and will let you know how it holds up.
x,
Abbey

RachelDenbow said...

This is SO you guys! I remember your gold picnic table awhile back. Love how it turned out and good for you for giving value to something that wasn't doing it's job anymore (looking good AND working as a chair).

leFiligree said...

SOMEONE sure needed to copy that chair, and it may as well have been you. good job!

Holly said...

that chair is all kinds of awesome. we just spray painted an old elementary school wooden desk--you know, the kind with the seat attached--red. Not the whole thing--we left the wood, but the metal parts were a dusty rose color so we did it up in red. I found the thing aside dumpster when my son was a baby and we were out for a walk...now he stashes all his treasures inside the desk and does his homework on it. spray paint can be a very happy thing.

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