Before (weird cheap Target vanity stool... with stained seat):
I'm really excited about this project. I've been reading a lot of decorating blogs of late and am always impressed with what these ladies can do with a little spray paint and fabric. It's made me a bit jealous of their ingenuity and their eye for seeing the diamond in the rough. I feel like I just don't have that. But I started thinking about it. Trying to rationalize that spray paint can't be that hard... can it? So I bought some and then shelved them not having the courage to risk ruining something. And then one day I noticed... fully noticed... maybe for the first time Kid's weird vanity stool that she uses as a chair for her desk in our family room. It looks awful there but it's the right height so I've just let it go. So the other night when I was looking at it I realized "I hate that stool... I can't ruin it!" And I couldn't have if I tried. It was ugly from day one.
So I thought I'd use the red paint I've had sitting around hoping for the courage to use. And I borrowed a scrap of cute fabric (is that not the cutest?!) I'd bought for making skirts with.
And Ta Da! This project took about 20 minutes for the spray painting (I did two coats) and 15 or so for recovering the seat. And both of those were surprisingly easy to do. I just stapled the new fabric on with Mr F's staple gun. I'm sure with a little practice I could do something similar in even less time. I do love a quick, nearly instant gratification, style project.
Kid saw it and said "Oh Mommy I love it."
Then a minute later...
"What happened to my white chair?"
There were some tears after that.