Say hello to my new office chair…
I was really inspired by this project, so when I found this old brown vinyl chair at the thrift store for $4.99, I couldn’t pass it up! (Hi there, Bowen… how did you get into this photo?)
It was in really great shape – no major rips or tears. But it was pretty dirty. So I got rid of all the grease and grime by wiping it down with Orange Blast.
I had the hardest time deciding on a color for this chair. I really only wanted to use a Rustoleum spray paint because of how well it bonds to vinyl and plastics. But the selection of colors at my local Home Depot/Lowe’s was not at all what I had in mind. I was really wanting the color to look more like this Eames chair from Room & Board:
While I loved the color and thought it would be perfect, I was sort of skeptical about how well it would it would bond to vinyl… the can says it’s good to use on wood, metal, and plastic, but I couldn’t be sure how good it would end up looking. So what I ended up doing was giving it a primer coat using Rustoleum…
And then I sprayed it with Silver Fox on top. I have to say that I ended up loving the way that the Valspar spray paint went on! I was really impressed. The color is great and the paint bonded very well to the vinyl… no problem!
As you can see, I left some of the white peeking through. I thought it gave it more of a leather-ish look and a little more variation. Oh I love that tufted back! So chic.
I left the legs as-is. The brown/gold combo on the legs looks so great with the new silver/blue color.