The price tag read 97 cents. Perfect. A good practice piece.
I immediately thought I could do something like this with it.
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Mary Kate was on board and it quickly became her project. I told her we should keep it under $10. That way if it didn't work out well, we wouldn't be in the hole for too much money.
When it came time to look for fabric, of course we liked a pricey pattern. That's where our budget sort of went out the window.
She worked at taking off the cushion and did some sanding.
She spray painted.
She cut fabric and fit it on carefully with a stapler. (yes, a regular stapler. Hope it holds:) )
The finished piece. We think it looks great for first timers. It sits under her bedroom window.
In the end, we learned some things. Such as, yes, it's a good idea to spray paint outside, but if you're doing it in grass, use a tarp or you may end up spraying blades of grass to the legs of your chair.
Also, it takes a certain technique to spray paint without leaving drip marks on the furniture. We also learned that a small seat cushion didn't need a whole yard of fabric. All tidbits of info that we now know for our next project.
The final numbers:
Chair: 97 cents
Can of paint: 5.99
Time spent together was well worth the $5.95 over budget.