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Vinyl and Spray Paint Wood Chair Makeover

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A few months back I was driving down the road and I see this guy putting a bunch of 'stuff' out by the curb with a big sign that said 'FREE!'  The luck!  I quickly pulled over and snagged this wood chair.  It would do until I could find a bench for my front porch.  The chair - just as it was when I threw it in my trunk - has sat on my front porch all winter.

I incorporated it into my Christmas and Valentine's Day porch decor.  She's cute even in all her paint splattered glory, right?

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But last week as I was switching over to my spring seasonal decor I decide it was time to give the chair the makeover she deserved...at least something more than a cute pillow.  This roadkill rescue deserved only the finest makeover...a spray tan can.   Yup, wood chair met black spray paint and all was right with the world.  Here's a closer look at the before...

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I have never spray painted furniture before - especially not wood furniture.   Usually I take my time when painting furniture.  I mix up my chalk paint, I hand brush layers of paint and then finish.  Nope, not this beauty.  She got a black spray paint and about 15 minutes of my time.   I like the black paint because it matched my front door so it all seems to just work....but I really did contemplate going with a deep red.


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Once the paint was dry I still wasn't done. I wanted to do something fun with her..but what? I didn't want any crazy paint design or anything since I plan to keep the chair on my porch for every season.   I settled on a monogram on the seat of the chair.  Up close it was the perfect touch but from the road it just looked like an ordinary black chair - which is just what I was hoping for.

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I created the design in PicMonkey (for free, of course) then had it cut out on vinyl on my Silhouette die cut machine. If you don't have a silhouette, you could print it on white paper, cut it out and mod podge it to the seat.

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Yup, totally lovin' my new front porch chair!  Here's one more look at her before and after.

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