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My tastes in home decor typically fall within these categories: Rustic, Eclectic and Mid-Century Modern. This can be a challenge at times because we have a two-year old and two very LARGE, destructive dogs that shed everywhere. We have to be very mindful about the furniture we invest in to accommodate our lifestyle and tastes. We decided that we wanted an accent chair for our living room, so I began perusing different ones on amazon and came across several lovely wire chairs (Like this and this) that matched our style, but there was one issue...PRICE.
So, I decided to upcycle an old wire patio chair to obtain a similar look for a mere fraction of the cost!
Here is what I used:
A wire patio chair (thrifted and rusted is doable and super cheap)
Krylon 43264846 11oz Colormaster Indoor Aerosol Paint 11oz GOLD11oz-ROSE, 12oz, Rose Gold
The first thing I did was wash 30 + years of grime off of the old patio chair. I wore gloves to protect my hands from the rust and sprayed it down with hose on a high-pressure setting. I did this about 4 times and used a sponge each time to remove every bit of grime that I could.
Once clean and dry, I applied the first coat of Krylon Rose Gold Paint & Primer . I let it dry for a few hours (the instructions suggest only 15 minutes of drying time), and then, I flipped the chair upside down and applied another coat, allowing it to dry overnight this time. I repeated this process several times making sure no spots were missed. I allowed it to dry for a full 24 hours after the final coat, and it was ready for use!
I love, love, love how this chair turned out. I paired it with an accent pillow that I made, but I also think it would look really cozy with something like this. I love low-cost, easy DIY projects like this upcycled chair because I'm breathing life back into a piece that most would consider garbage while getting an expensive look that I love. If you enjoyed this DIY project, check out the rest of my blog for more DIY, lifestyle tips, recipes and more! You can also subscribe to the D+J Newsletter below to stay up to date on the most recent posts.
Natalie from Deerwood + Jones