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DIY Modern Vintage Style Chair Makeover with Gold Spray Paint

This post shares a makeover of a thrifted chair turned into a DIY modern vintage style with a little gold spray paint.

Lately I’ve been loving the new gold tones that are coming back in style. No, I don’t mean the ugly brass from the eighties, but yes I do mean the subtle gold accents I’m seeing around Pinterest and social media.  You know what I’m talking about don’t you?  I’ve been wanting to add a few gold metallic tones to some of my furniture and I thought what better way to do it than with an old thrifted chair that I could makeover in a DIY modern vintage style with gold spray paint.

DIY Modern Vintage Style Chair Makeover with Gold Spray Paint

This little project all started with a vintage thrifted chair I found on craigslist. I purchased two chairs and I knew right away what to do with one of them.

craigslist swivel chair

I gave one of the chairs a good makeover right away with my vintage desk makeover.  Unfortunately, the other chair got pushed to the corner of my garage until today, when I finally decided what to do with it!

I’m starting to love a mid century modern furniture style.

This style incorporates clean lines, metals and bold (not necessarily bright) colors. This is exactly what I was going for with my DIY modern vintage chair makeover. I wanted to add a pop of “modern” to the base. This is where the gold spray paint comes in.

Mid century style furniture also seems to encompass bold colors.

I wanted to do something I normally don’t do…….add a little color to this modern vintage style furniture makeover.  Since I’ve been on a dark blue kick lately, I figured why not paint the chair base the same color that I painted that old bookcase with chalk spray paint.

The chalk spray paint in the color Charcoal is another favorite of mine right now. I love the ease of use with the spray paint. It also comes in a can form. If you want to know the pros and cons and my review of chalk spray paint.

In my normal fashion, I seemed to have lost the “progress” pics of painting the modern vintage chair.  I tell ya, sometimes I worry about myself. #hotmessmama  Help my feelings and let me know you can relate! 😉

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Ok, back on track with my DIY modern vintage style chair makeover.

Since it doesn’t take a genius to explain how to spray paint a piece of furniture, I figured we would be just fine without the progress pics.

Tips on spray painting this chair;

I started by spray painting the seat first. I did this because I thought it would be easier to spray the larger piece first (which involved turning it and flipping it in all different directions).  After the seat was fully painted, I could move to the base, which didn’t require a lot of “flipping.”

I love how you can transform the style of a piece of furniture with just a few cans of paint!

DIY Modern Vintage Style Chair Makeover with Gold Spray Paint
DIY Modern Vintage Style Chair Makeover with Gold Spray Paint

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DIY Modern Vintage Style Chair Makeover with Gold Spray Paint
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  2. […] After I made the shelf, I painted the wood. I decided to go with a great spray paint that I’d used before for a chair makeover.  […]

  3. […] gold look is amazing! I’ve found a great gold spray paint that I’ve used to transform a few furniture pieces. The gold spray paint is awesome, but I’ve recently discovered an even easier, cheaper and […]

  4. Carrie says:

    Night and day difference!! Isn’t paint amazing? Fantastic makeover!

  5. Judy says:

    What a cool chair! I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  6. I’m loving the gold that is everywhere at the moment! This looks great, you did a fab job. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  7. […] Modern Vintage Chair Makeover from Repurpose and Recycle […]

  8. Nige says:

    What an awesome chair I love what you have done with it Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  9. Jann Olson says:

    I’ve never been a lover of gold, but I’m coming around slightly. 🙂 I really like how it dressed up the chair! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. WOW 100 pieces! Way to go! I’m glad you like my chair- it was such an easy flip.

  11. What an awesome chair! I would love to have something that cool in my craft room/office. I just spent last week painting all kinds of furniture with my friend and our moms, almost 100 pieces between us! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  12. […] Modern Vintage Chair Makeover from Repurpose and Recycle […]

  13. I’m not usually a fan of gold to be honest but i do like how this chair turned out! #ThatFridayLinky

  14. Emily says:

    Wow! It looks amazing! Well done! Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

  15. Oh wow this is one unique chair – it looks so great with your desk! #sharingthebloglove

  16. Chas says:

    Great upcycle, and it turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!

  17. Tammymum says:

    I’ve never seen a chair like that before, I love it. I think it looks really original and would be a great addition to a home office. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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  19. Leslie says:

    What an awesome transformation! I love the color combination. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  20. Anonymous says:

    What an awesome transformation! I love the color combination. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  21. Virginia says:

    I love the modern joined together with the classic style. The combination is awesome.

  22. What a great idea, it looks gorgeous!

  23. Teresa says:

    That chair is so original, I can see why you needed to have it. Great makeover too! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  24. What a fun a classy chair! Great upcycle. I’m your newest Pinterest follower.

  25. […] 4: Modern Vintage Style Chair Makeover from Repurpose and Upcycle […]

  26. Linda Feray says:

    What an unusual chair. I love the mix of vintage and modern and the pop of gold on the base

  27. Spectrum Mum says:

    That looks amazing. I love upcycling preloved pieces. -#FamilyFun

  28. The chair looks great. I love the marriage of the modern and vintage look.

  29. Jenny says:

    Oh, I love the gold on the legs! Such a cool chair!

  30. Thank you Kandice

  31. so pretty, the chair looks great now!