Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spray Painted Chair

If you've been looking at my blog last night, you might have noticed lots of changes, disappearing and reappearing posts, etc. Sorry for any disturbance! 

I've just been sorting things out so that you can search for the tutorials easier.

Now, all sewing tutorials are on one page, click here to see it!

DIY tutorials are on one page, click here to see it!

Card-making tutorials are on one page, click here to see it!

Quick and cute tutorials are on one page, click here to see it!

Hopefully that will make it easier for you to find them. :)

Onto my spray painting project!

For years and years we've had a chair that I loved, but it's green colour doesn't really go with the lilac and white colour scheme in my room

So, I spray-painted it white. And I didn't use any old white, oh no. Heirloom White. If you read DIY blogs, you will know exactly what colour I'm on about.  I didn't know we even had Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint in Britain, but we do! As I'd heard so much about this famous colour, I thought I'd give it a go.
Following advice from one of my favourite blogger, and comments on this post, I bought some white primer and the Heirloom White spray paint. Both were 400ml cans.

I applied the primer, following the directions on the can. I then left it to dry for twenty minutes.

Then, I applied the Heirloom White paint. I love the colour of it! It's in between white and cream; absolutely perfect for my room's colour scheme!

Now this chair resides in my room, and holds my lovely new plant.That is great, because my plant can't stay on my windowsill all day because it prefers partial shade, not full sun.
From a decorating and design perspective, the chair is brilliant because it fills up a corner of a small room without being overpowering, and it ties in perfectly with the colour scheme.

Every time I look at it, I smile!

A chair probably isn't the easiest first spray paint project, with all the little bits, etc., but I did it and was really pleased with the results! At the same time, I also painted something else, but that's another post!


  1. turned out beautifully!! I just love the clean and crisp look of it in that corner. Good 'ol antique white! :) Thanks for the link!


  2. I'm glad you like it too, thanks again for the advice! :)

  3. That is a pretty color! I like the use of the chair as a plant holder. That's a good way of storing it prettily. (I don't know if that's a word) I will have to ask your advice for unique storing ideas when I move. We have lots of stuff, and limited space :) Check my blog in June, I'd love your input!

  4. Thank you! Sure, I will be glad to help! :)

  5. Thanks! I love the colour of it. Your parcel was sent on Tuesday, I hope it gets to you soon! :)

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  8. I love using chairs as endtables, shelves, etc. Chairs are so pretty.

  9. hi lizzy, i admire people who can/will remodel. i'm such a lazy person, i'd just donate the old one and buy a new one. besides i'm not good at remodeling..:D

  10. Aww, thanks! I love reusing things. :)

  11. so lovely... it looks great! and horray for organized blogs! :)

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  13. Very Cute!!

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  15. I'm a new Friday Follower - love your blog!
    I have enjoyed going through it a little bit.
    Love the chair painted white - so fresh!
    I am doing my boys' room and should have that done next week I hope!

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