Before & after - The Peacock Chair

It was a long time ago that Angelo came home carrying this beat-up but beautiful peacock chair that he found in a thrift store for me. I already had two peacock chairs, but this one was quite different.

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At first I looked at it and didn’t get very excited about it, but the chair was so sturdy and strong that I decided to keep it. 

Secondhand furniture can sometimes be like people. It may take a while until they reveal their true potential (or until we can see it ourselves). Sometimes we just need to spend more time with them to be able to connect in a deeper level with them (with the chair I mean creatively, of course).  

Before moving to our new place, I spent over a month going through all my things, every piece of paper, separating what I wanted to keep from what I would throw out or give away. Interestingly, I gave away the other two peacock chairs and kept this one. At that point I could see beyond its beat-up look and imagine it painted in a vivid blue. 

After brushing off as much of the old paint as I could and vacuuming the chair to get rid of dust and small leaves that got caught in the wicker, I applied two coats of this beautiful blue spray paint that is specific for metal, plastic, wood and wicker surfaces.

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The paint was super easy to apply and gave a nice coverage. 

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Now the next step is to make a new case for the round cushion I bought a while ago specially for this chair. Since we already have the Florescência pattern in our home, I’m thinking of using one of the beautiful chitas I brought from Brazil for this project. What do you think?

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We will be using the chair in our front balcony during the summer, but I’ll keep it indoors during the winter. 

It’s such a simple before and after, but the transformation is beautiful, don’t you think? This is one of those projects that anyone can do at home! If you are spray-painting, just make sure to do it in an open space and to use a mask!

Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know what you think!

Happy Sunday! <3

B.

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