Furniture can often meld into the background the longer you have it around. In the case of my kitchen, one black bar table with four white chairs seemed like a good idea at one point. But now? Boring, boring, boring.
Impressed with Kyle Schuneman's simple mods, I was looking for a way to change up this white bar chair. A punch of dip-dyed color — painting just the tips of the chair legs — seemed like it would do the trick and brighten the room.
But why stop at explaining the step-by-step of my project? The L.A. at Home crew thought we'd use the barstools as a crowd-sourced DIY project and ask creative readers with paintbrushes at the ready: How would you modify this chair? How would you redesign it into something that felt fresh and different?
Email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll choose our favorites to feature in a future post.
For now, for those of you who want a quick, easy way to update plain chairs with the holidays approaching, here's how I did it:
Acrylic paint (I worked indoors, so I used acrylic gesso paint applied with a sponge brush, which kept fumes to a minimum; spray paint is an option if you can work outdoors.)
Matte clear spray