Monday, April 11, 2011

Mini Director's Chairs Makeover

Yesterday was an unusually warm day for spring in Ontario. The whole neighborhood was a bustle with people in shorts and t-shirts biking, walking and gardening. All of the yardwork and deck-prepping reminded me of a project for my kids that unfortunately I didn't get to last year with all of the renovations; these adorable (but not well loved) director's chairs I found for five dollars at a yard sale:
Chairs Before
I decided these chairs needed to be freshened up, so I gave them a few coats of white spray paint and some new fabric. I chose a punchy outdoor fabric so that spills from my kids would just drip off and I could wash them easily. Luckily I had the former covers to use as a pattern for cutting the new fabric...

Chairs After

Chairs After

Close-up Chair After

What do you think? I love that my kids have their own stylish patio chairs and they also serve as great additional chairs for playdates because they are so lightweight and portable. It was also a great introductory makeover project to get me motivated. Now on to tackle the rest of the shed full of neglected garage sale items!


  1. Hi there, just wanted to pop in and say your chairs look lovely. I also featured your photo on my blog for a directors chair makeover that I finished recently. Feel free to stop by and visit the site. Thanks for the inspiration!