Director's Chair - The Zibra Blog
The Director's ChairTaking something that is ordinary and making it look extraordinary is a lot of fun!
The Director's Chair Taking something that is ordinary and making it look extraordinary is a lot of fun!
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Director’s Chair

 

The Director’s Chair

Taking something that is ordinary and making it look extraordinary is a lot of fun!

My wife’s parents brought up two older director’s chairs a few years ago and we loved how they sat and the nice height, they just lacked visual appeal (not to mention a bit worn and stained).

 

We knew we wanted to paint the frame and explored options for the canvas since in some ways the canvas was in worse shape than the frame. After doing a little research we discovered that painting the canvas would be easy and fun.

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our short video to see the full process!

 

We removed the simple hinges on each side of the chair to separate the canvas from the frame.

After sanding the chairs and cleaning them, the transformation began with painting the frame and canvas.

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Two coats of mixed canvas paint covered up all the stains!

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PAINTBRUSH GIVEAWAY!!

We are giving away a Zibra 3 Piece Paintbrush Detail Kit shown below. Kit contains a Zibra Triangle, Square, and Round brush in a burlap bag! COMMENT AND SHARE TO BE ENTERED. Leave a comment and tell us where you shared the blog post and be entered in the paintbrush kit GIVEAWAY. All those that comment and share will be entered into the random drawing. Contest closes Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Noon EST. The winner will be announced below the kit photo Friday, May 4! You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the US or Canada.

Our Winner is: Marcia Horn from Ohio

115 Comments
  • Amie kelly
    Posted at 08:06h, 03 May Reply

    This is so cutie! Would look even better at my kitchen island 😉

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:07h, 04 May Reply

      Thanks Amie!

  • Leslie clark
    Posted at 06:37h, 03 May Reply

    Hi! I shared on Twitter 😊. Would love to win some good brushes…. all of mine are toast because I didn’t rinse them out after my last project 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 18:07h, 04 May Reply

      Oh no, good to use a brush comb as well!

  • Jean Sisk
    Posted at 19:58h, 02 May Reply

    Great job, love it!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 17:57h, 04 May Reply

      Thanks Jean!

  • Kelly kayfes
    Posted at 19:20h, 02 May Reply

    I never knew you could paint canvas. Those chairs turned out awesome. Just proves what a couple coats of paint will do.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 19:39h, 02 May Reply

      Yes, its a lot of fun to take something that looked so worn and make it look like new!

  • Pamela Brazier
    Posted at 23:28h, 01 May Reply

    Wished I’d seen this a few years ago, could’ve done some cool chairs I had. Shared on FB.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:22h, 02 May Reply

      Too bad about that, keep your eye for these at the yard sales! You are entered in the giveaway Pamela!

  • Catrice payne
    Posted at 20:01h, 01 May Reply

    Awesome video. Gonna have to try it some of my old worn stuff.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:30h, 02 May Reply

      We appreciate that Catrice! Thanks! Let us know how your projects turn out!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 19:40h, 01 May Reply

    Amazing. Shared on FB/Twitter/Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:29h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Suzanne, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Elaine Wood
    Posted at 19:29h, 01 May Reply

    Wow! Now I need to find a couple of directors chairs!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:29h, 02 May Reply

      Yes for sure Elaine! It really was a simple project and turned out great!

  • Betty Pace
    Posted at 19:06h, 01 May Reply

    Nice transformation, shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:22h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Betty, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Linsey Vanderberry
    Posted at 18:34h, 01 May Reply

    Looks great! Shared on fb

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:36h, 01 May Reply

      Thanks Linsey! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Julie Briones
    Posted at 18:30h, 01 May Reply

    Such and easy transformation, and so chic! Shared on FB!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:36h, 01 May Reply

      You are right Julie, it was an easy project and fun. You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Judy Martin
    Posted at 16:50h, 01 May Reply

    Ok I have one almost like yours so now I will try a make over on it \
    ~love these chairs so I really neeed to win those brushes~~
    I shared on Facebook to my friends ~

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:35h, 01 May Reply

      Yes, please do and share your results! You will be glad you did! You are entered in the giveaway Judy!

  • Janet Meisner
    Posted at 16:06h, 01 May Reply

    Such a beautiful job. You did make it beautiful again.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:35h, 01 May Reply

      Thank you Janet, it was a lot of fun!

  • Sandra Joy Over
    Posted at 15:34h, 01 May Reply

    Wanting to paint some fabric! This turned out great ! Shared on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:34h, 01 May Reply

      Thanks Sandra, we were really pleased! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Katie Scott
    Posted at 14:36h, 01 May Reply

    Such a great upcycle! I’ve shared this post to my business page http://www.facebook.com/salvagedbyk.scott

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:34h, 01 May Reply

      Thanks Katie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lisa Wick
    Posted at 13:52h, 01 May Reply

    I have heard so much about your brushes and looking forward to trying them someday. Nice transformation!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:28h, 01 May Reply

      Wow, that is so good to hear Lisa! We hope you can try them soon. Thanks for checking out our blog!

  • Deb Boyer
    Posted at 13:51h, 01 May Reply

    Looks amazing and will go anywhere in any room!

  • Deb Boyer
    Posted at 13:50h, 01 May Reply

    Amazing!!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:28h, 01 May Reply

      Thanks Deb!

  • Sue Pagels
    Posted at 13:28h, 01 May Reply

    I love furniture transformations! Great job! (and love the paintbrushes too) Sharing on FB!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:27h, 01 May Reply

      Thanks Sue, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Jackie Krieg
    Posted at 13:08h, 01 May Reply

    Looks great! Isn’t something what a coat of paint can do to something?

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:27h, 01 May Reply

      It’s exciting to make something old and worn into something that looks great!

  • Yolanda Sullivan Dresse
    Posted at 12:55h, 01 May Reply

    Wow, it’s like brand new! I can’t wait to paint some fabric, I need to find a project so I can do that!! Great job!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:18h, 01 May Reply

      Yes, you will enjoy it Yolanda! Let us know how it turns out!

  • Stacey lippert armstrong
    Posted at 12:47h, 01 May Reply

    Love zibra brushes. I shared on facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:18h, 01 May Reply

      Thank you for sharing that Stacey, we appreciate you! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Leilani
    Posted at 12:45h, 01 May Reply

    I really love how they transform this chair

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:17h, 01 May Reply

      Thank you, Leilani!

  • Nancy Burgess
    Posted at 11:46h, 01 May Reply

    Looks great now. Thanks for the info that’s the first time I’ve seen anyone mention using fabric medium. Sharing on Facebook. Thank you for the chance.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:31h, 02 May Reply

      You are welcome Nancy, it was a simple and fun project! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Donna O’Dell
    Posted at 11:41h, 01 May Reply

    Fairly simple and quick transformation, my kind of project! Great idea to paint the canvas 💕

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:32h, 02 May Reply

      It was great because the paint covered up all the stains, we were really happy with the results! Thanks Donna!

  • Doreen Hill
    Posted at 11:11h, 01 May Reply

    The chair looks great. I shared on Pinterest. ♥️

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:32h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Doreen, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Donna Turner
    Posted at 10:56h, 01 May Reply

    Looks like a brand new chair! Love it! Sharing on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:33h, 02 May Reply

      It really is like a brand new chair! We love it! Thanks Donna and you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nicole stec
    Posted at 10:54h, 01 May Reply

    Wow! What an amazing transformation! Love it! Haven’t been able to find your brushes in Canada
    Shared on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:33h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Nicole and sorry you don’t have them up there. You can order them online. You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lori fletcher
    Posted at 10:39h, 01 May Reply

    What a wonderful transformation. Lovely look Thanks for the showing

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:34h, 02 May Reply

      You are kind Lori, thanks so much!

  • Kaycee F
    Posted at 10:34h, 01 May Reply

    Well this transformation made such a big difference! I love the colors used on the wood and canvas, just perfect! I am sharing on FB

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:46h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Kaycee! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Linda Bardi
    Posted at 10:29h, 01 May Reply

    Love the look. You mentioned fabric medium. What would that product be?

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:45h, 02 May Reply

      Great question Linda, the brand we used was by Delta and we picked up at Hobby Lobby!

  • Vickie Andrews
    Posted at 10:25h, 01 May Reply

    Oh I use to have two of these chairs. I gave them away years ago. No I wish I had kept them. I am excited over the give away for the three brushes. I have been trying to get all of these at my local Lowe’s store, but they always seem sold out. I will share on my Facebook page.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:43h, 02 May Reply

      Too bad you don’t still have them Vickie! Maybe you can find some more at a yard sale, there are a lot out there! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Tracie
    Posted at 10:17h, 01 May Reply

    I shared on Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:38h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Tracie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Terri Tervort
    Posted at 10:17h, 01 May Reply

    Shared on FB. I’m actually painting today with a Zibra brush, love it!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:37h, 02 May Reply

      That is so cool Terri, we are grateful for you! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Kat Emerick
    Posted at 10:17h, 01 May Reply

    OMG!!! I can not believe I got rid of my chairs!! Canvas paint??? Oh I wish I knew that was available too!!! I am going to have to check the flea market for more.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:37h, 02 May Reply

      For sure Kat, they really turned out great – we actually did two and we use them often!

  • Denise Melendez
    Posted at 10:11h, 01 May Reply

    Thank you so much for the chance! Great transformation. Liked and shared.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:36h, 02 May Reply

      You are welcome and thanks for sharing, Denise! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Bette Haakana
    Posted at 10:06h, 01 May Reply

    Love the transformation.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:35h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Bette! We appreciate you visiting the blog!

  • Alicia H
    Posted at 10:06h, 01 May Reply

    It came out Beautiful! I will be sharing to my twitter.
    Thanks for the inspriation.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:35h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Alicia, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Susan Lane
    Posted at 10:06h, 01 May Reply

    Have never painted fabric but would certainly give it a try!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:35h, 02 May Reply

      If you do, let us know Susan!

  • Barbara Riffe
    Posted at 10:01h, 01 May Reply

    I saw your project and thought those legs would make a great a great plant stand with some work. Great project.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:35h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Barbara!

  • Denise St. Peters
    Posted at 09:58h, 01 May Reply

    I been wanting to paint a pillow, now I know the recipe. Thank you.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:34h, 02 May Reply

      Let us know how your pillow turns out Denise!

  • Michele Branham
    Posted at 09:51h, 01 May Reply

    What a great transformation!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:34h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Michele!

  • Switlana Long
    Posted at 09:50h, 01 May Reply

    Liked and shared on facebook! Great transformation!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:03h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Switlana, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Mariola Izydor
    Posted at 09:49h, 01 May Reply

    Hi, I shared on Pinterest

    • Mariola Izydor
      Posted at 09:51h, 01 May Reply

      Shared it under “How To”

      • Lane Ball
        Posted at 11:48h, 02 May Reply

        Great, thanks Mariola! You are entered in the giveaway!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:03h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Mariola, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Marcia Horn
    Posted at 09:48h, 01 May Reply

    Love this idea would like to find one or two chairs to redo … sharing on facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:56h, 02 May Reply

      It was fun Marcia, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Kathleen Smart
    Posted at 09:44h, 01 May Reply

    Awesome idea! Looks great! Shared on Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:54h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks Kathleen, you are entering the giveaway!

  • Nellie Ann
    Posted at 09:39h, 01 May Reply

    Love the transformation. I am going to try it on my old director chair. Great timing for me to see this. Shared on facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:53h, 02 May Reply

      Great Nellie Ann, please let us know how it turns out! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Anna Violette
    Posted at 09:39h, 01 May Reply

    We actually have some directors chairs from the 50’s. I think they are that old. We were going to get rid of them but now I might try to restore them. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:06h, 01 May Reply

      That’s great, Anna. Let us know if you restore them!

  • Corry heinricks
    Posted at 09:35h, 01 May Reply

    Sharing on Facebook! Great redo!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:42h, 01 May Reply

      Thank Corry, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Cindy Downing
    Posted at 08:14h, 30 April Reply

    Shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 12:34h, 01 May Reply

      Thanks Cindy, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Jackie Krieg
    Posted at 20:55h, 27 April Reply

    I shared on Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:32h, 29 April Reply

      Thanks Jackie, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Margaret Waters
    Posted at 20:23h, 27 April Reply

    I wonder what “fabric medium” is as mentioned in the instructions.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:32h, 29 April Reply

      It’s the Delta Fabric Medium liquid that you mix with the paint, you can purchase at places like Michaels and Hobby Lobby!

  • Carol Smith
    Posted at 17:29h, 27 April Reply

    Sharing on Facebook. By the way, I just bought 2 Zibra brushes and absolutely love them. And, I’d love to win more!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:30h, 29 April Reply

      That’s great Carol, we are grateful for you!! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Marcia Horn
    Posted at 15:47h, 27 April Reply

    cool brushes … for cool projects 🙂

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:30h, 29 April Reply

      Thanks Marcia!

  • Laura Werley
    Posted at 14:43h, 27 April Reply

    Love the transformation! Sharing on facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:29h, 29 April Reply

      Thanks Laura! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Julia Harting
    Posted at 14:41h, 27 April Reply

    Great video on how to. Never thought to paint the canvas. Better than me replacing as I did in the past!
    Shared via Twitter
    Thanks!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:29h, 29 April Reply

      Yea, it worked out great and very durable! You are entered in the giveaway Julia!

  • Celia
    Posted at 14:10h, 27 April Reply

    Great transformation. Sharing on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:28h, 29 April Reply

      Thanks Celia, you are entered in the giveaway!

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