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before & after: leslie’s chair


this fun chair before & after comes from designer and artist leslie lewis sigler. she had a hand-me-down chair from her mother-in-law that needed an update so she decided to give it a facelift with some glossy spray paint and fabric from hitmoi kimura. i love that glossy black look and think it really elevates the chairs from frumpy to fresh and modern. thanks, leslie!

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Amy

My awesome friend LESLIE made this chair, not Leah!! :) Thanks for posting this. She always does great work!

Sofia

Truly stunning. I wish I had the imagination to see the “after” while looking at the “before.” Amazing.

Anne @ The City Sage

Ooh and Ahh! This is utter perfection! I adore the glossy black finish—just perfect for the faux bamboo detailing!

This makes me seriously think about which objects in my own house could use a little TLC…

Jenna

Glossy black spray paint is a godsend. Black+white+1 color is a never-fail combination. Awesome chair!

Emily

This is a fabulous redo. I love the simplicity. This chair would look lovely in my apartment. :)

jenny

I have a question? did you have to sand down the chair at all prior to spray painting? I have a lil table I might want to try this on.

look forward to hearing tips.

Leslie

Hi Jenny. Yes, I sanded the chair first. It roughens the surface so the paint will stick. Have fun with your project!

Lauren

What needs to be done differently to avoid peeling?
Love the chair! I want to do something like this for my kitchen table chairs.

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