Boho Chair: Friday’s diy up-cycle furniture project, with before and after photos!
Complete with many of the current 2017 trends: cut-out design, blue, stripes and fur!
The Fall is a perfect time for flea markets, swap meets, garage sales, estate sales and church bazaars!
So on one beautiful fall day a few weeks ago I headed out to see what I could find. I had nothing in particular in mind.
But the three things I look for are; I like the piece, it’s well-made and cheap.
As I was driving down to the local thrift store I took a detour and there were at least 5 local garage sales going on.
So, 4 out of 5 didn’t work for me; one was too expensive the others didn’t have furniture pieces I was interested in.
But then there it was at 4:00pm on the side of the road a $10 Boho Chair right next to a toilet (also for sale!). It was in perfect condition although pretty dirty with a drab brown stain. I loaded it in the jeep and was off!
Next stop the Thrift Store, I looked around and found a 42″ round table for $25.00. The table was being used to merchandise other items for sale probably because it was really ugly. At one time it had a leaf but it was gone, the top was a faux laminate with plastic edging and the legs were just a nasty brown color.
But through it all I could visualize this sad table transformed and loaded it in the jeep.
Next month I’ll show you the table because right now I’m still working on it!
My mind was racing on how I was going to up-cycle these pieces!
So I decided to paint my boho chair a pale pink for a girls room.
Because of the rounded rattan I thought spray painting would be easier.
So I purchased Krylon spray paint in Gloss Ballet Slipper at Michaels Craft Store.
After I got the chair home I hosed it down in the backyard then went over it with Clorox wipes. So now it’s nice and clean. The next day after it dried completely, I spray painted it.
Then my husband asked if we could keep it, so I thought ok but a pink girls chair doesn’t work in the house but luckily I only spray painted one coat.
Then I repainted my boho chair with Devine Color Chalkboard paint in Devine Blue Jeans that I purchased a while ago at Target.
Complete with a faux fur pillow $29.99 from Target, a stripe pillow from West Elm + Devine Color Chalkboard Paint in Devine Blue Jeans my $10 Boho Chair has been transformed!
My Simple Real Life Truth ~
Adding a few trendy pieces to my boho chair really works to update the piece. I love the ying and yang process of design it makes things just so much more interesting. I easily could have gone with a Suzani or Ikat Fabric to support the boho chair, but instead I look to add an element of surprise but with a nod to Boho with a fur cushion then adding a modern stripe pillow.
So when you look at the chair it embodies many of the current 2017 trends: cut-out design, blue, stripes and fur!
I love my “new” boho chair, it’s so comfortable and looks great!
Have a great weekend!
And as always thanks for sharing your week with us! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home