How-to: Colorblock Chair
- high-gloss latex paint
- paint brush
- fabric and trim
Bring the chair to a professional upholsterer. You can rip out the caning—or fabric, if the chair is upholstered—and paint the frame first to save a little money. We used a high-gloss latex paint.
Our upholsterer built a new seat and back from wood and topped both pieces with foam. Then he covered them in wool felt upholstery fabric with a double welt trim. For a color-blocked look, we chose orange for the bottom and pink for the top.