DIY Home Projects

Chaise Lounge Makeover

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When I got engaged, my mission was to transform my little old room into a majestic dressing room for the morning of my wedding. The good thing was I had 6 months, so I searched everywhere for beautiful pieces I could use. This one caught my eye, and it ended up being the first piece of furniture that I refinished. Sadly at that time, I didn’t know that I would be sharing my work and so I didn’t record my progress.

My motto is never buy anything full price, even second-hand furniture because if you can save a couple bucks. So I bargained and got this piece for $90! (from OfferUp).


I started out with wrapping the fabric with bags and tapping the ends up with a strong tape to avoid air bubbles or gaps where paint can sneak onto the fabric. This took some work because I had to pull the ends of the fabric back. So I could get as much wood exposed as I could. After having all the fabric protected, I lightly sanded the wooden ends to smooth and prep for painting. I decided to use spray paint since it really is the easiest and has a good outcome if done correctly.

I found this gold color paint at my local Home Depot and it cost me around $8.

Remember with spray paint it’s a process; I start with doing a very light coat to introduce the paint to the wood. Since its such a light coat it really takes about 2 minutes to dry. I repeated the process until I got the color and result I liked.

In the end, I got this beautiful chaise lounge that is actually extremely comfortable and an amazing picture prop.

Chaise lounge refinished. wedding day prop


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  1. tara pittman

    November 10, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I love what you did. That chair does look so comfy.

  2. Heather

    November 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is such a beautiful chase lounge! I love the gold and gray together (or is that like an antique white?) It looks so elegant. I really kinda want to get into the business of refurnishing things. I think maybe after I tackle repainting my kitchen cabinets that I’ll have the confidence to do things like this.

  3. Cheryl F

    November 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Wow! The transformation is really beautiful. Did you do it all by yourself? It’s really a good picture prop and for just $90, that’s already a good steal


      November 10, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Yes, it’s actually really simple.

  4. Chloe

    November 10, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I absolutely love furniture like this and am astounded you were able to pick something up for so cheap! What a special piece of furniture that you will be able to have forever. Chloe

  5. Melanie Smith

    November 10, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    90$ for that is great! Such a good price for a wonderful piece.

  6. Amber Myers

    November 11, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I absolutely LOVE this. How pretty.

  7. Alicia Taylor

    November 11, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Wow! That paint made a huge difference! Congrats on your marriage.

  8. Wren

    November 11, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    That is a beautiful piece of furniture, even before you updated it! Though after you spruced it up, WOW! I would love to have this in my home. Great job!

  9. Karlyn Cruz

    November 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I totally love it! It’s really gorgeous and chic.

  10. DT

    November 12, 2016 at 1:41 am

    That really looks so great 🙂 Love that chair!

    — DT | Here I Scribble

  11. Rosey

    November 12, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Revamps are always fun, I look forward to seeing the dressing room. That chair is great.

  12. TColeman

    November 13, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    This new room looks like it is amazing. I always love a great redo!

  13. Sarah Bailey

    November 13, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Now that we have moved into a new home, I loved being able to make the rooms my own. Yours looks great.

  14. Ashley

    November 14, 2016 at 4:17 am

    That looks beautiful. You did a great job!

  15. Emily

    November 14, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    That is definitely beautiful. Your chair looks so cozy!

  16. Enricoh Alfonzo

    November 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    WOW! you made that? is that you in the pic? se manifique! it looks fantastic & flawless. I would love to have that in my room

  17. Jojo Vito

    November 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    That piece of furniture is really beautiful. It will surely be a good addition in any living room 🙂

  18. Christina Aliperti

    November 15, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    This is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what your completed dressing room looks like.

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