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Dull to Colorful: A Rusty Metal Chair!

How to Transform a Rusty Metal Chair / Oh Joy!

We’ve shown you how to spruce up a vintage end table and an old wicker chair. Today, we’re showing you how to take a rusty metal chair and turn it into a chic desk chair with some paint and tape. Here’s what we started with…

How to Transform a Rusty Metal Chair / Oh Joy!

This metal chair has seen better days. The white paint on it is chipping off, and it has started to rust in various areas. Just wait till you see how much cuter it’s about to get!

You’ll need:
paint + primer spray paint
painters tape
house paint
paint brushes
polycrylic spray

How to Transform a Rusty Metal Chair / Oh Joy!

Here’s how:
1. Sand the chair down a bit to smooth out any rough edges or peeling paint. Then, wipe down the chair with a wet cloth to remove any dust/dirt.
2. Spray with white spray paint and let dry for 1 hour.
3. Working in sections, tape off the section for your first color and paint. Let dry for 20 minutes before moving on to taping off and painting your other sections. We created an abstract pattern on the seat and then added gold detail on the chair legs.
4. Finally, finish by sealing the chair with polyacrylic spray. Let dry 1 hour.

How to Transform a Rusty Metal Chair / Oh Joy!

Sources: Benjamin Moore Springtime Peach paint, Target mirror, Urban Outfitters gold planter, Lorena Canals yellow wall hanging, Lulie Wallace woman painting, Target bookshelf, Kendall Kirk girl painting, Ikea colored canisters, Angie Stalker abstract painting, Targetgold geo (past season), World Market copper wire basket, Target rug, Target desk, Targetlamp, The Container Store pencil holder, Sugar & Cloth dish.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}


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