Gold Polka Dot Chair: a makeover story

Gold Polka Dot Chair // thepapermama.com

I have this old chair, an old chair I love. I bought it at a thrift shop for $1 and it’s my favorite. It’s so comfy, but the seat and back are pretty boring and a bit beat up. SO, I had a crazy idea and added some dots, my old chair is now my Gold Polka Dot Chair.

How I did this:

- I used a 1.5 inch hole punch to pop out a bunch of holes in a sheet of paper. I made a quick polka dot template.

Gold Polka Dot Chair // thepapermama.com

 - I tried a little test spot of gold paint straight on the chair. It wasn’t as bold as I wanted. SO, using my polka dot template and some Martha Stewart Multi Purpose white paint to create random dots on my chair. Took about 15 minutes to apply all the dots. Let the white paint dry for about an hour. Side note: I thought about leaving the white polka dots on the chair… ’cause cute.

Gold Polka Dot Chair // thepapermama.com

- When the paint is dry, apply the first coat of gold paint (Martha Stewart Multi Purpose Gold Paint). I applied this free-hand (could be done with the template). Apply multiple coats (with 1 hour dry time between each application) until you no longer see the white showing through.

Gold Polka Dot Chair // thepapermama.com

 - The directions for the Martha Stewart paint suggest letting the paint cure for at least 21 days. That means: no buns on this chair for another 20 days. Hee.

Polka Dot Chair // thepapermama.com

Polka Dot Chair // thepapermama.com

Polka Dot Chair // thepapermama.com

Have a happy Thursday!

- Chelsey


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