Boho Chair: Our 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.
So on one beautiful 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 …
#1, if I like the piece #2, is it well-made and #3, price (under $25.00).
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 worn 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.
My mind was racing on how I was going to up-cycle these pieces!
So I decided to paint my boho chair a pale millennial pink.
And 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 saw it and wanted to keep it, so I thought ok and decided to change out the color and 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 worked to update the piece. I love the ying/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 but 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!
So thanks for stopping in and we hope you’ve left inspired! ~ Nancy
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