Outdoor Chair Makeover




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Makeover any thrift store chair with this easy outdoor chair makeover!

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Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need


1/4" plywood Sander

2" wide masking tape

Hammer & nails

Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon, Everlasting, Reminisce & Victorian

Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish and Golden Brown Crème Wax

Step 3: Here's How

1. & 2. Press butcher paper around the seat to make a pattern and then cut on the creases

3. & 4. Trace the pattern on 1/4" thick plywood, cut out and sand

5. Paint the plywood in Everlasting (white)

6. Starting in the exact center, create stripes with masking tape

7. Paint over the edges of the masking tape with more Everlasting *this technique insures that your stripes are PERFECT

8. Slowly remover the masking tape when the paint is almost dry

9. Paint the chairs (I chose Reminisce and Victorian)

10. Nail the seat to the chairs

11. Seal everything with Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish

12. Paint on and wipe off the Golden Brown Crème was to give an aged and distressed look and then seal with a bit more varnish to help protect from the elements

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    2 Discussions

    Marishas Couture

    3 years ago

    Now this is beautiful. Definitely my kind of chair.


    3 years ago

    Wow! You really give new meaning to "Flea Market Flip"! I love the bright pinks and purples. Also, the black & white striped fabric that you used really adds that nice pop to the chairs, without making it look too overpowering. The Reclaimed Wood contest is going on right now, so try entering this into the contest, and I'll wish you the best of luck!