After using my HomeRight FinishMax Paint Sprayer to re-hab my daughter’s future toy chest, I was just itching to use it on something else. This thing was a total game changer. Enter the French Country Chair makeover. Luckily, I had this old chair waiting on me in my basement.
Yep, the caning was shot. But before, I worried about that, I had to paint this bad boy.
After removing the fabric on the arms, I got it all set up to spray. With as many curves, nooks, and crannies as this thing has, I was not going to hand brush it.
I plugged in my HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer* and got started.
The fabulous thing about this paint sprayer is that it doesn’t require an air tank to run, you simply plug it in to an electrical outlet.
After giving the chair a coat of primer, a couple coats of paint, (all of which I thinned with a little water), and topcoat of Polycrylic, I brought it in to start the job of re-upholstering it. Obviously, it needed a new seat bottom. I did not want to re-cane the chair and I didn’t want to just put wood strips there to hold a cushion in place, because I absolutley did not want to sew a cushion with that many curves. Grunt Labor decided he would just make a piece of wood to replace the broken cane in the shape of the seat. Bless his heart, he tried so hard, but just couldn’t get those curves right and the piece of wood just never would sit on there perfectly.
After an evening of failed attempts that almost ended our marriage, I finally got a piece of wood cut that fit pretty well.
But there isn’t a drip or run in sight.
Oh and no, nothing is wrong with the back.
I just like that pillow.
The finish is just flawless.
The sad part:
The chair doesn’t work for the space I intended it for.
But, I’m keeping it.
I. Will. Find. A. Place.
Oh, and by the way, cleaning the Finish Max is a breeze. It only takes 10 minutes!
UPDATE: This French Country chair has gotten a new, modern makeover! See it here!
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