Tuesday, December 01, 2015

A Christmas Chair Makeover With Rust-Oleum ♥

The festive season is well and truly upon us and I for one am very glad of this fact! My Christmas tree and some decorations went up last night - more to follow during the week and I've also been working away on a little upcycling project thanks to Rust-Oleum and their fantastic range of paints. I have quite a few upcycling projects on the go at the moment, all done using Rust-Oleum paints but due to ill health and being put on bed rest by my doctor, they have laid unfinished - once they're done I'll also be featuring them on the blog.

One project I have finished and which I love the look of is my Christmas chair makeover, which was done using Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold. When I saw this particular paint in the new Rust-Oleum paints range I thought it'd make for an interesting upcycle and I wasn't wrong, the gorgeous golden shade is perfect for the festive season and the metallic effect the paint has to it when dry is such a lovely finish.

I used a chair which I had bought at a carboot sale during the summer. The chair had been painted white and had a pink seat cover, it lay neglected in the spare room and I didn't really think much of it. I thought this chair would be perfect for painting gold and placing in the living room next to the tree, for all those fireside reading sessions.

I used an old, deep red/wine coloured pillowcase to cover the seat part of the chair - as you all know I try to do my upcycles for as cheap as possible, reusing any items I can and this worked perfectly. I also went and bought a new cushion cover for one of the living room cushions - this has a festive vibe to it with Christmas themed words and phrases such as 'home for Christmas' written on it, it goes perfectly with the gold chair.

The chair has had two coats with the Rust-Oleum Metallic Finish Furniture Paint in Gold and this was perfect for covering the white shade it was previously. There is no priming or sanding necessary with this paint before using, which really makes the upcycling process a much more joyous experience!

I finished the chair with a coat of Rust-Oleum Furniture Laquer, which is a clear lacquer that protects the paint. This made for a smooth, matt finish and I love how the chair turned out. It looks decidedly festive next to my tree, fireplace and all the twinkling lights. It fits in perfectly with the living room Christmas decor as we always go for a gold and red theme and it really was such a fun upcycle to do.

You can browse the full range of Rust-Oleum products on their website.

*This is a collaborative post on behalf of Rust-Oleum.


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