Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Before & After Guest Blogger: Blueprint Bliss!


Hi everyone! It's Brooke from Blueprint Bliss. A special thanks to Lauren for asking me to guest post on Pure Style Home.

I wanted to show you a recent DIY project that I did for my home office. My home office has been under transformation for awhile- but it's still not quite there (lots of junk to organize and put away).

I am on a pretty strict budget for projects around our house- but I was needing a new desk chair along with a chair for my sewing table (both in the same room). I found two chairs at a local antique store that is going out of business (for those of you in Birmingham- Crestwood Antiques).
Here is one of the chairs before (one has arms and one does not):
*please excuse the mess in the background*
Here is a photo of the two (along with another random chair from my local Good Will) getting ready to be transformed:
I used these two products from Home Depot:
- Satin spray paint in Heirloom white
- with a finishing coat of clear gloss
And here is one of the transformed chairs:

I used a fabric that I found at King Cotton (here in Birmingham). I needed just 1/2 yard to complete the project (both chairs). I popped the cushions out of the frame, centered my pattern, and just used a staple gun to attach.
I'm very pleased with the outcome. Two new chairs for my home office on a budget.
Here is a break down of what I spent:
2 chairs ($12.50 each)= $25
spray paint & gloss sealer= $20
fabric (1/2 yard)= $10
total for both chairs:
= $55 (only $27.50 each)
This is just a reminder that it doesn't take a lot of money to come up with that perfect something that you are needing for your home!

Thank you so much to Brooke for this awesome chair makeover!!  The chairs went from eeeeeek  to gorgeous!!  I love the fabric & they must be such pretty fun additions to the room!  (And how perfect is the price??)

Have a great day everyone-  we're still snowed in --yay!!


Check out 5th & State for your chance at a design plan for the makeover of the front of your house!!