It’s almost time for back-to-school! I’m ready. I think the kids are ready, too. We’ve been spending the last couple of days cleaning out closets, donating old toys, and making room on desks for homework-time. We bought our youngest a small, corner desk awhile back and I finally painted an old desk chair I found for $5 for her to use with it. She loves it! It’s an industrial desk chair; it has a heavy metal frame and a wooden seat that’s cracked in a couple of places. Here are some before pics:
As much as I love the industrial look, it wasn’t right for her room. So I went with hot pink, and orange and white chevron stripes on the seat. As you can see, there was a lot of rust and chipping paint, so I had to sand the heck out of it first. I still missed a couple of spots, but hopefully it will be OK. Then I taped off the seat and sprayed the frame with Rustoleum’s Painter’s Touch Raspberry in a gloss finish. After that dried, I covered the frame with garbage bags and sprayed the seat with Rustoleum’s Painter’s Touch Real Orange, also in gloss. An hour later, I used Frog Tape’s chevron tape to make stripes, and sprayed those with Rustoleum’s Painter’s Touch White. Almost immediately after spraying the stripes, I removed the tape. And here she is!
Now that she has a chair for her desk…bring on the homework!