Oh Captain my Captain

I love an old chair. I think about the homes it may have sat in…the conversations that may have taken place…the stories that it could tell. This old captains chair had to come home with me. A bargain at just $20…it was meant to be something much more!

It had a lot of lacquer…so I cleaned it up and chose to spray on an oil based primer to insure good paint adhesion.
I used the Zinzer product (brown label) oil based primer in a can.
I then used Valspar navy in high gloss. 2 coats was needed….
Holla!!! The Captain is back in action!!!! Doesn’t it scream summertime?!!?
Don’t you just want to grab an ice cold lemonade in a mason jar and sit on the front porch—all these thoughts just from this little chair.
I made a red gingham pillow to finish it off…
I also finished off the 2 coats of paint with one coat of poly (note—used an acrylic base it you paint a lighter color…)
Time for summer…right?!?!
I love a $20 chair….that looks like a millon bucks now :)

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-Tracie
About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Love the bright color!

  2. so pretty. i absolutely love this chair!

  3. The Rosegarden in Malevik says:

    A Lovely bright colourand the chair is nice :)
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  4. I love the blue chair with the red check pillow! What a great transformation!

    XoXo,
    Kristal

  5. I absolutely adore this chair! Great job!

  6. love the chair! I am going to go out to garage sales and look for two chairs to paint.

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