Thursday, June 16, 2011

Every Princess Needs a Thrown...Right??

  I decided for Sophia's princess party, she needed a thrown.

So I started with this old chair that we had lying around the house.
Since her colors for the party are pink and black, I decided to paint it black first. I made the mistake of using spray paint for this coat. I should have just used regular acrylic or latex paint. I had wanted the black to show through the pink.

Next, while the chair was drying, I recovered the chair seat.

Start on one side with one staple. The go across to the other side with 1 staple (much like stretching a canvas).

Work your way around to all 4 sides. Then start again with the first side and work through all 4.

The corners are trickier and I just played around with it. I treated it like wrapping a package. Unfortunately I stink at that.

 Then I spray painted the chair pink.And then distressed it using a really coarse sand paper. 

Sophia loves it. And that's all that matters.

Here's the princesses thrown for Saturday.


Anonymous said...

Gosh, are going all out for your little princess's birthday. What a lucky girl! That throne is perfect!

Dina said...

You are super mom! Cute chair!

kristy said...

How cute!! I like the destressing you did... I have been wanting to try painting something teal or yellow or both- now I am really inspired!