Paint Eclectic Chairs for a Cohesive Look

Update an eclectic mix of chairs by painting them a single color and recovering the seats to create a unified look.

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Materials Needed:

  • various dining chairs in different shapes and sizes
  • medium-grit sanding block
  • spray primer
  • high-gloss spray paint
  • spray lacquer
  • spray handle
  • drop cloth
  • fabric
  • staple gun
  • staples
  • batting
  • damp rag
  • screwdriver
  • scissors

Choose Proper Chairs

Hunt flea markets, garage sales and estate sales for single or pairs of dining room chairs in different shapes and sizes. Try to keep all chair back heights within a range of six to eight inches of one another.

Remove Existing Finish

Using medium-grit sanding block, remove the old finish from chair frame, then wipe away dust with damp rag. Remove chair cushions with screwdriver.

Add Primer Coat

Attach spray handle to can of spray primer. Keeping a distance of six to eight inches from surface, pull handle back in a smooth, controlled manner, adding a light coat of primer to chair frame.

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