If you ask me, there is nothing better than a brand new pop of color to liven up a living room. I love me some DIY in the home.
Do you have a piece of furniture that’s seen better days? You know, the eye sore in the room that’s on its last leg? That would best describe this accent chair. This was my mother’s Costco purchase for $100 about ten years ago. It served me well through my University years but was in dire need of either a serious makeover or a serious toss out the window. The wood was beaten up. What was once white fabric had collected way too much dirt over the years. The brown wooden base no longer matched and I had finally reached my limit on the eye sore.
My furniture envy pretty much always leads me to West Elm. I swooned over their Metal Frame Upholstered Chair in teal velvet for a about month and thought up a million ways to justify the hit to my bank account. Then it dawned on me that I could just revamp my decrepit chair and achieve a similar look for hundreds of dollars less. In the end, my bank account and I both agreed that this was probably the better option.
So here’s the deal. I sanded down the wooden base of the chair and painted it with a black latex paint. If you’re unfamiliar with latex paint, it’s basically an all-in-one primer, paint and top-coat. I had a “hallelujah” moment in Home Depot when I discovered this product. Oh and did I mention it dries in just 30 minutes? Then I head over to my home away from home, Fabric Fabric and find the exact teal I was hoping for! They reupholstered both cushions for about $100.00. I contemplated doing the job myself but wasn’t too confident doing the piping so I left it to the professionals. The last piece of the puzzle was the perfect leopard throw pillow which I picked up at Home Sense for just $20.00. Can you say meant to be?
PS, is there anything more fabulous than leopard print? No.
Opposing colors on the color wheel compliment each other aesthetically. Pink and teal are such a pleasing color combo so the green-blue hues of the accent chair, coupled with the light pink rug are a match made in heaven. I’ve added a light wood side table (Home Sense) to invite more textures and provide my coffee mug a resting place in my little reading nook. Fresh flowers with light and bold pinks top off the look and give me ALL the feels.
If you have a big, comfy chair that’s simply lost its way, don’t give up on it so fast! If your accent chair has a decent frame and you’re able to remove the cushions then consider giving it a face-lift.
Have you embarked on a furniture makeover in your home recently? I would love to hear about your decor project experiences! If any of these tips work for you or if you have any insights to share, please let me know in the comments below!
Happy decorating y’all!