With all the rain we’ve been having I decided to use this weekend to tackle some DIY projects I’ve had on the back burner. First up is my version of the Jonathan Adler Chinese Chippendale chair shown below. I love the look of this chair but don’t love the $500 price tag. To recreate this I started combing Craigslist for a similar chair. This week I lucked out and nabbed one for $15! Next was a trip to Home Depot for some high gloss lime green spray paint. I was so excited to start painting I forgot to take a before picture, but trust me you’re not missing much. The chair was natural wood and had some glue residue on it that I was able to loosen w/ nailpolish remover and scrape off with a knife.

Here’s the final product:

Jonathan Adler’s Version…
My version!

For some reason the color is showing up much lighter than it is in person, but you get the idea. I still need to do a second coat of paint on this but that will have to wait till tomorrow.

13 thoughts on “A WEEKEND PROJECT

  1. So funny, I found a chippendale style chair at homegoods for $15 and purchased it with the intentions of painting it a bright color. That green you picked is fantastic.

  2. your idea to frame the lilly note cards is such a great idea! I always hate having my pretty stationary just sit in my drawer!

  3. I have that same chair, but in gold! The green is just darling and even Jonathan Adler would be proud of you!

  4. love your handiwork- the chair is fab and you totally have to have girliness in a few nooks and crannies 🙂


  5. Great Chair! May I ask what you are searching when you look for a chair like this on craigslist? You seem to have great luck and I"m looking for some my way ; )


  6. Meghan-I usually just type in "bamboo" and see what comes up. You could also try "chippendale" or even "hollywood regency" but I usually have more luck w/ plain old "bamboo". Happy hunting!

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