I have changed the cover a few times, but this pic shows it in its beautiful original moss green velvet. I know you are probably saying why would she even want to touch that beauty?? But as you can see it is far past its glory days! As you have noticed I have been working on my office and this chair sits in here as an extra. I knew that I wanted to paint the chair white, but I also knew I wanted to give it some character. I am loving the dipped leg chair trend and I found a picture of a double dipped leg I loved on Pinterest!! So began my quest to come up with something similar. I sanded, primed and spray painted the chair in a white semi gloss.
At this point it was starting to really look promising. This is when it gets a little trickier. I tried two different methods for the leg dipping. The first was to tape off the legs approx. 12 inches up and wrapping the part I wanted to stay white white in garbage bags.
Here are the paints I used on the frame.
Now, on to the seat cover. I searched the fabric store as well as a few T.J.'s and I brought home a shower curtain, a yard of fabric and a king duvet cover. All would have been great options, but the ikat duvet was perfect!!! It had a little gold/yellow, a pop of blue and an almost identical dark gray to match the legs. I used the front to one of the shams so I still have a duvet cover, and another sham if I ever want to use the fabric again. Which may happen because I have fallen madly in love with it!!
Beautiful right?? A few staples to the back and she was ready to be reunited with her beautiful dip dyed frame. Here she is...