The outdated dresser could still provide excellent storage for a growing boy, but needed
a facelift to make it more appealing to the eye. With a quick sanding, and a few coats of
John Deere green, the outdated wood fades to the background and the piece really
becomes a piece of art all by itself. Add a quick application of glossy black spray paint to
the handles and this piece has become an excellent addition to a young boy’s room.
This chair was a Craigslist find. I had been looking for a mate for my other roadside-find cane chair for awhile, and this one finally popped up for $20. I was all over it. Before I could turn this outdated, dull piece into something more fun and “me,” I had to get busy on that golden, velvet upholstery. It took some time to remove. I was glad to find that the cushions underneath were in great shape and could be re-used. After one coat of spray primer and a couple of coats of red spray paint, I once again went with my cheap go-to fabric: painter’s drop cloth. Today this chair and it’s cane mate live in my recently renovated basement. They’re definitely a fun pop of color…and some nice, comfortable seating that was done on a dime.