Old Record Cover Black Chair

I had been watching ebay for a chair for my desk.
I had been using one of our dining room chairs in the interim.
Last week I was out driving and there it was on the side of the road.

So I stopped, got out and put it in the boot.
Not exactly the chair of my dreams, but it definitely had potential.

First of all I took the seat off and gave it a light sand all over as it was flaking a bit.

Then I applied 2 coats of flat black spray paint.
Spraying is so much faster and dries quickly and more evenly too.

However, when this paint dried, it left a black layer of dust and kept
smudging off on my hands.
So I ended up applying a coat of clear gloss spray paint which sealed the paint.

I decided to recover the seat.  Drop cloth had been the obvious choice,
until I remembered seeing a black and white cushion cover during
the week that I was going to throw out.

It was rescued, washed and matched perfectly!
I cut one side to size and stapled it in place underneath the seat.
Then screwed the seat back on.

Then I decided to add something to the back of the chair.
I was going to add some French script, but then I remembered these ...

Old Edison record covers!
So I picked out some graphics off one of the covers and applied them with Modge Podge.

Here is my finished chair!

Total cost was $2.50 for the spray paint.

I'm really happy with the result.

AND I rescued, recycled and repurposed!

:) Julie



  1. Julie,
    That is a great transformation.Love the vintage record covers.And you can't beat a free chair too!

  2. What a great makeover! Love it!!!

  3. Pretty transformation! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful

  4. i love that- the fabric on the seat is awesome!

  5. How cute is that chair huh!!! I'd say you rocked it and it's not even a rocking chair.


  6. This is super cute! I've been looking for a chair to do for my office, thanks for the inspiration!! -Jessica@GreenPB&Js

  7. Great makeover, Julie! I love the graphics ~ they make for a nice personalized touch!

    Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday : )

  8. Hi Julie, Thank you so much for linking up your Desk Chair to Project Queen's party last week. It turned out awesome!

    I will be featuring it tomorrow night at the highlight party.

  9. I love the seat cover! The transformation is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  10. Wow! Beautiful! I love the fabric you picked out!!

  11. There is a chair that has sat on the neighbor's yard with a "FREE" sign on it for a week - or two. It has a cane backing that is ripped... and has sat through some drenching rains. I want to take a closer look but I know it doesn't have enough flat surface to play like this. I need to look closer to my own home... like inside it. ;) When my mother was first married - 1944 - she had some furniture she painted white and cut out roses and vines from wallpaper and decoupaged it on to freshen it up - dressing table and chair, I think. I didn't appreciate it at the time (but it was there from the time I was born...) but she was a woman before her time!


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