So, I shoved it in the back of my minivan and took it home to sit in my garage until my husband threatened to divorce me if I didn't do something with it. So, I decided it was time to refinish it! I got out the mouse sander and smoothed out the paint, taking off the top layer and smoothing out the chipped parts of the paint. I wiped it clean and proceeded to spray paint it this lovely torquoise color. It was a Rustoleum spray paint, which is the brand I prefer. I added enough coats until it was covered. Duh!
For the damask design, I used freezer paper to cut out this shape on my Silhouette. If you have a Silhouette, you can cut things like this that are wider than 8" by cutting half the design and then the other half and lining them up. This is what I did. If you don't have a Silhouette, you can print out your design you want to use and then use an Xacto knife to cut your stencil out of freezer paper. I then ironed on the stencil to the fabric. Then i applied black fabric paint with a sponge brush. Once it was dry, I pulled off the freezer paper.
I then took my board with the foam glued to it and placed a piece of quilt batting over it and the fabric over that. Then I used a staple gun to staple it into place on the back, pulling it tight as I went.
Next time I refinish something I will take pictures as I go. I did this before I started this blog. Let me know if you have any questions about the process. It was really easy!
What furniture do you have sitting around that you need to refinish?