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