Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It´s Pinterest Challenge Time!!!

For the second time this year Katie Bower and Sherry and John Petersik invited all of the DIY-bloggers out there to participate in the Fall Edition of the Pinterest Challenge.
Well, at first I was up for the challege, but had no clue what to work on..... Until Friday evening, when my older neighbour came over and asked me, if I was interested in a little wooden chair for our son. Sure I was.
Off she went to get the little stool from her basement and came back with this:

Here is a snip from my `Boy´s Room` Pinterest board:


As you can see, I decided on making a little time-out-chair from my neighbour´s gift.
I had to think for a while about what I would do exactly with this chair, but then decided on using a bit of an Ikea curtain found a few months ago at the `as is` section for $3.00.
Here is the fabric with all the other supplies I got for about $10.00 at the hardware store:


I started by detaching the ´pretty´ peach colored seat from the 80s:


Then I lightly sanded the wood:


After that I used spray-primer (especially since this was the first time I ever used this brand of spray-paint).


While the spray-paint was drying, I worked on covering the seat with new fabric.


Just make sure you have a bit of fabric overlapping on each side.
Once that was done, I started giving my chair two light coats of blue spray-paint.

         (This was after the first coat)


Here you can see the chair coming together, but maybe you can also see from the picture that the white primer was coming through the blue. I decided to let the paint cure over night and to get on another 1 or 2 coats the next day. (Yes, I had to go out and buy another bottle of spray for that plan).
Once all that was done and the paint had time to dry another night, I reattached the seat to the base. Ready for the small reveal?
Here is the chair before and after:


How cute is that? For sure this chair is going to fit right in with the color scheme I have in mind for my son´s room. Here is another close-up of the seat:


For sure I love how the chair turned out and the Pinterest Challenge is accomplished :).

Linked up at the Pinterest Challenge, November Before and After Party, Frugal Friday and Show and Share Day.


  1. Mission accomplished! It looks great! I love the colors you chose for the chair!

    This is what I worked on last night:

  2. Thank you for stopping by. I am very happy about the results too.

  3. Wow, you are so clever. I will have to check out your other pins and see what other Pinteresting things you have found.

    I have posted about a yummy salad recipe that I had pinned so if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my weekly Pinterest Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  4. Here from YHL...

    I LOVE THIS IDEA! Thanks for sharing. I need a timeout chair for my 16 month old and this idea is perfect. I will be hunting around good will for the perfect chair. Good work

  5. I love the colors you used, it turned out great! I think I'll be needing a time-out chair within the next year, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. hi! i love it! nice fabric you have here. I'm your newest follower. see more often in our so called blog world.

  7. Hey, thanks for "joining" my blog. The fabric is from Ikea´s kiddo section.

  8. This is so cute, bright, fun! Don't you just love cheap projects? I would love if you could share at my cheap finds and transformations party, just so cute! I'll include the link in case you're interested. Have a fab weekend!