First, I Had To Take The Cushion Off Of The Frame To Start This DIY Process.
This was pretty easy. 3 screws help this cushion in place. I used my power drill to remove the screws.
Next, I used a smaller flathead screwdriver and needle nose pliers to remove all the staples that secured the old fabric on the cushion. Once, I removed them all… I moved on to reupholstering aka stapling the new fabric onto the cushion with my staple gun.
I also had to paint the frame with my own creation of Chalk paint. I used Behr Paint satin enamel in the color “Vintage White.” Want the recipe for the DIY chalk paint recipe? Check it out [HERE].
I painted a couple of layers of this white chalk paint all over the wooden frame. Once all the layers dried, I went back over this piece with sandpaper to age it down a little bit. I wanted to give it that shabby chic look!
I even had feline assistants to make this piece over. We will just say that they supervised while I worked. lol
My Last Step Was To Use Furniture Wax To Seal The Chalk Paint And Aging.
Here is the finished product! Don’t you think it looks a bit nicer than it did? Maybe I am just partial to lighter furniture but I love it so much more! I hope to find it a nice home too.
Please let me know what you think of this piece in the comments below! Please share if you found this tutorial to be helpful or inspiring.
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Check out the blog post for all links to specific products used for this furniture flip!