Mexi-Chair Makeover



I love this Mexi-chair makeover! I have to admit, this month’s Lowe’s Creative Influencer challenge had me a bit stumped. The theme I chose was “furniture makeover and restoration.” Why was this difficult…for me? Well, because everything in my house is already made over, that’s where I get my thrills. And with my crafty obsessiveness, I make over my finds as soon as I get the idea. I was just about to head out to the thrift store when I came across this…


A chair I forgot I purchased to make over! I liked the Mexi-style structure, but didn’t like the solid color or seat pattern. And it so happens I need a new chair for my sewing station in my studio. Perfect timing!

To redo a chair, you’ll need:

– Sturdy wood chair

Spray paint in three colors

– Fabric to go over the seat area

Heavy duty staple gun

– Assorted accent paint, brushes.

The first step – remove the seat from the chair. Turn it upside and see if there are screws to be removed. Now dust off and wipe down the chair.


I originally planned to paint my chair green, but I liked how the green looked with the pink peeking through – so I added a third color, blue. These three color looked really nice together and made for a rustic Mexi-boho feel. Randomly spray the colors to get a balanced look. You can even let the paint dry and then rough up the edges with sandpaper for a weathered look.


While the chair dried outside, I re-covered the seat cushion. I removed the old fabric and replaced it with this cool skull print. Staple all the way around the bottom of the seat. Once the chair is dry, set the seat back in place and add the screws underneath as they were.



I also added some orange and gold accents to give it some pop!


Thanks for checking out my project!

Love & light,

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