Monday, August 13, 2012

The Captains Chair Makeover - Industrial Style!

I picked up this chair at a local op shop / thrift store for next to nothing. Literally. Why? Someone had been stabbing it with scissors or some other sharp implement and had not only ruined the seat but had made huge holes in the wood. You can just make out the gouges in the arm rests - awful right?

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SIGH. I have no idea why someone would want to destroy such a beautiful chair, but it made a great buy for me and my next project! And here it is!

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My husband commented to me that alot of the painted furniture he'd seen was a bit on the feminine side. While I don't agree, I wanted to use this chair to create something I thought he would use in his office.

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I've recovered the seat in an old coffee sack, and painted the chair a flat black. I've seen so many great projects using black lately that I wanted to give it a try. And I'm pretty impressed with how it worked out!

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So what about you? Do you agree with DK that painted furniture can be a little on the feminine side? Or have you given a bit of black paint a try recently? 

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  1. LOVE the black Catherine!! it's so striking and definitely not 'feminine'!! Cool coffee sack too, where did you find that?

  2. i love the shape of that chair and your finish and seat are perfect on it!

  3. Visiting from Debbie Doo's... Love that you did to the chair! It's wonderful!

  4. The black is perfect for that style chair and the coffee sack seat. Love it! ~ Maureen

  5. Awesome makeover! Good you saved that thing! ;)

  6. I truly love this chair - saw you on Newbie party and your project caught my eye. Where in the world do you find such a cute coffee sack?

  7. Love it! I've been liking black/darker furniture a lot lately, also. I actually just redid a chair with a coffee sack, too.

  8. Found you on not just a housewife. I love the coffee sack idea for the seat. Can I ask where you got it?


  9. Love this, totally my style :)

  10. Oh I absolutely love this makeover. Great job! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. I will be featuring you today.

  11. The chair went from average & boring to something that stands out. Great job!

  12. Fabulous transformation. Popping in from my pal Debbiedoos.

  13. What a difference!?!?!?! I love it. Such a unique chair to begin with and then you made it Awesome! I'd love for you to share it at my blog party, Twirl & Take a Bow at It's every Tuesday and runs through Sunday. I love for you to stop by! I think this chair would make a great addition to the party.

  14. What a great way to use up an old coffee sack. I've seen plenty for sale around the Central Coast. I'll look at them differently now!

  15. Oh my, I love! Fabulous job! I would love for you to share it on my weekly linky party Blog Stalking Thursday.

  16. This looks great! The black and the sack play perfectly off of each other! I'd love it if you'd join the Keep Calm and Link Up party going on right now!

    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  17. This is amazing! I LOVE IT!! Very inspiring. I love the black color.

  18. Gorgeous Catherine! I agree with you on feminine painted pieces! I've been trying myself to keep it varied! Taking pictures of my newest piece tomorrow which I specifically made more manly. I hope to have it posted tomorrow or'll have to come over for a peek!

  19. Great job! Love it!!! And to think I threw away all those old coffee sacks I had years ago! Hopped over from live laugh linky party and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @


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