It’s themed furniture day and the theme is ANIMAL.
Every month my friends and I get together and do a furniture makeover with a theme.
I love a challenge and furniture makeovers!
You can see the whole gallery of our themed makeovers here –> Themed Makeover Furniture Posts.
So….animal prints are not really my thing and I was a little stumped on this one to be honest.
I had considered doing a piece of furniture and lining the drawers with some zebra, or such, paper but then I came across this chair…..
…..for $5 at the Restore.
I couldn’t pass it up. It was in great shape too!
I then thought to myself, “hmm, now I just need to find a zebra sheet, shirt or something at the thrift store for the seat“.
Out of all the animal prints I could think of, zebra was calling to me.
So can y’all guess what I found as I entered the very next thrift store not even ten minutes later?
You got it.
Zebra pillow cases (in great shape!) for $1.98.
I LOVE when that happens, don’t you?
A thrifty makeover for $7, can’t beat that!
I washed the cases and then cut one to fit the seat.
Then I got to covering it…..
Then I lightly sanded the shiny finish of the wood and cleaned it well.
As you may (or may not) remember, I am NOT a fan of painting chairs ….with a brush.
(read this post here about some other chairs I started painting with a brush but finished with spray paint)
So I spray painted with (*affiliate link) Rust Oleum: Blk Hammered Spray Paint instead.
It’s the way to go, I tell ya!
I let that dry for a day and then screwed the seat back onto the chair…..and voila!
Zebra Chair Makeover
Super simple makeover.
Since the theme was “animal” I thought I’d take a photo with my Ragdoll cat, Beau, on the seat.
I had envisioned him sprawled out (like he is 99.9% of the time) on the seat but he would just not cooperate!! haha
Oh well….. he’s a cutie anyway. (and the sweetest cat I’ve ever known!)
Looking for his exit…. little booger.
I was snapping these fast….because he was not having any of it! ;)
Except for the .00002 split second he finally laid like this. (blurry photo!)
Looking like the king he is, no less.
Anyway, apparently he does not like my animal chair. ;)
I added a little coral in for this shot….
I love the black, white and coral color! So pretty.
This was probably one of THE easiest makeovers I’ve done.
It’d be perfect in a teen girl’s room, maybe at a desk or even in a bedroom corner for clothes to pile up on! ;)
Be sure to check out what kind of animal fun my friends had with their makeovers this month too! (below)
I’ll be back next week with a coastal bookcase makeover and Part 2 of our vacation photos. :)
See you then!
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