Spray Paint a Vinyl Chair

30 Minutes

Don't let color fool you into passing up a great piece of furniture! I saw this chair at the Goodwill for $10. It caught my eye because of the lines of the arms. They are uniquely slanted and doubled up. I walked by it once asking myself do I really need another chair?
Thank goodness my mind was on fire and told me "um, YES!" I was not in love with the color, it was a little too muted for my tastes. If it had been a brighter teal it would have fit my idea of MCM better.
But I lugged it home and figured I would decide on a color later. Recovering was not an option as I would ave lost those cool molded lines in the back. Paint maybe?
Yes, I spray painted the vinyl and choose not a color but crisp white to make it come into the 21st Century! It looks all modern and lovely now and just by changing the color!
The before, MCM goodness, just not the color for a more modern look
The arms just needed 2 coats of Hemp Oil to make them look fantastic again
This chair has such great lines, so don't pass over something just because the color is all wrong!
Mix and match for a more interesting look. I added an indian flavored pillow to the modern white chair and then have a vintage floor lamp for lighting.

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  • Iain Collier
    Iain Collier
    on Jul 9, 2020

    Hi love this by the way.

    Did you test out different paints or what do you recommend ? Painting Styling chairs for my new salon decorated in 50's 60's retro so this will help alot.

    Thank you

    you're are a blessing

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