Metallic Desk Chair


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So I have been making a few changes around here. I tend to do that a lot. Anyway, the dining room just wasn’t coming together the way I wanted it to and we NEVER ate at the table. So I thought, what’s the point? That’s when I decided to make better use of our space by rearranging some things. I moved the dining table, chairs and china cabinet into the living room and moved my desk and storage chest into the dining room, which is now the office. It’s all workin’ for me now. The best part? We actually eat at the table now. Love it.

Ok, back to the point. The desk chair just wasn’t right ever since I painted the coral stripes inside the desk and especially since I moved it into a room with such a dark wall color. I think I just needed a little bling.

So I painted it with two coats of Valspar metallic spray paint in gold. I’m really into metallics lately, especially gold. This spray paint is one of the best I have ever used. It covers really well and I still have some leftover, even after using it on another small project. I debated priming the chair first but I was afraid it might end up being a little brassier than I wanted since the primer I had was white.  So I just went for it.

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Then, I used a staple gun to recover the seat in one of my favorite patterns, an animal print in shades of black and grey. I thought that would tie in well with the desk and the wall color.

This is what the chair looked like before.

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This is what it looks like now.


I also hung a memo board I made out of a piece of corkboard and a shower curtain I found in the clearance section at Target. It’s a great spot to pin fabric and paint swatches.

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Now I just need something to hang above the desk and MAYBE a small craft table for the center of the room. Turning this room into an office was definitely the way to go since it is a much better use of our space. I love it now and use it everyday.

P.S. I’m linking up this post to Check out her blog. You’ll love it! WWWYHbutton6



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  • Lora @ Craftivity Designs

    March 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Both your desk & the chair are lovely. I think the little pop of coral underneath is so cute too!

    1. Stephanie @ The Styled Soul

      March 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you!

  • kristinfrombliss

    March 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I love the after of your chair. Looks so much more chic ;) xo Kristin

    1. Stephanie @ The Styled Soul

      March 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm


  • Helena

    March 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I need to get some metallic spray paint! Looks great!

    1. Stephanie @ The Styled Soul

      March 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Helena!! Valspar is great stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Emily A. Clark

    March 28, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I love a metallic chair :) Such a happy little office space. Thanks for linking up.

    1. Stephanie @ The Styled Soul

      March 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Thanks Emily!

  • Kris {Driven by Décor}

    March 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Stopping over from Emily’s blog – love the new look for your chair!

    1. Stephanie @ The Styled Soul

      March 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks Kris!

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