Friday, June 1, 2012

Windsor Chair Update

More Man Cave projects.

I've had this hand me down chair for many years. 
It's very comfortable and sturdy.

Seat before

A little too shiny for my taste.

The finish has seen better days.
The seat and arms were scratched.
I like distressed pieces, but this didn't look good.


A little sanding, some tape, a little spray paint and here is my new Windsor chair.
It kind of reminds me of a rugby uniform or racing stripes on a vintage car.
My family is not a fan of this project.
 Most of the time they like my DIY projects, but this one fell flat. 
Oh well, you can't please everyone all of the time. 


I want this for an office chair.
Ripple Black Leather Office Chair from Crate and Barrel $299
I just don't feel like spending that much on a chair at the moment.

Then I saw this Etsy chair on Lakeitha's blog, Home To Three Duncan Boy's.
No. 33

She did this one.
I love it.
Willie Mae3

Sorry I don't have any pictures of the process.  My camera memory card is full and I deleted the pictures thinking I had already downloaded them to my computer.  Here's what I did.  I sanded the deep scratches smooth and spray painted the whole chair black satin.  Next I taped off half the chair and spray painted it hunter green.  I taped off the stripe and spray painted the blue stripe.  I sanded the whole chair again to give it a distressed look. 
I used left over paint I already had so this makeover was free.
Glad it was free because I'm not sure how long it's sticking around?

For now it's going in the Man Cave with my leather studded desk.

Do you ever do projects that your family doesn't like, or am I the only one?

Thanks for checking it out.


  1. I love the striped chairs. They look great. Good job on this one!

    Yes, my family doesn't like a lot of things I do, but oh well. It's not made for them anyway. :P

  2. OH YES!!!! this is definitely a winner in my book! They didn't like it?!?! I sure would take it! Thanks for linking to me:)

  3. It's already a fabulous chair, and now it's wow! You did a great job of making it look like it has been like that for a long time.

  4. Hey Shannon!
    What's gone wrong with hubs and the girls???
    I love this chair! I want to run my hands over it
    and feel it's curves.
    The color combination works for me, too.
    Since I've been away for a month, I don't feel like doing much with blogging.
    I've gotten really good at living my "before blogs" life. LOL
    Your chair is a 10. :)

  5. I think it's super cute! I do projects all the time that my husband doesn't get. I just tell him you have to have superb taste to understand style sometimes- haha.

  6. I consider those as treasures in the family. Priceless.

  7. The Windsor chair originated in England during the early eighteenth century. Unlike other chairs of contemporary date, which have open seat frames to receive upholstery or a woven bottom, the Windsor has a solid plank seat.


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