Director's Chair - The Zibra Blog
The Director's Chair Taking 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!

Consider sharing these projects with your friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

    Thanks Amie!

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

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

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

    Thanks Jean!

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

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

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

    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 🤦🏻‍♀️

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

    Great job, love it!

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

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

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

    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 12:03h, 02 May

    Thanks Switlana, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Thanks Mariola, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Thanks Kathleen, you are entering the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Kaycee! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    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!

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

    Thanks Tracie! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Bette! We appreciate you visiting the blog!

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

    Thanks Alicia, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    If you do, let us know Susan!

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

    Thanks Barbara!

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

    Let us know how your pillow turns out Denise!

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

    Thanks Michele!

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

    You are kind Lori, thanks so much!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Doreen, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Suzanne, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Thanks Betty, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Linsey! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you Janet, it was a lot of fun!

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

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

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

    Thanks Katie! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Thanks Deb!

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

    Thanks Sue, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you, Leilani!

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

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

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 19:40h, 01 May

    Amazing. Shared on FB/Twitter/Pinterest.

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

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

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

    Nice transformation, shared on Facebook

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

    Looks great! Shared on fb

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

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

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

    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 ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Looks amazing and will go anywhere in any room!

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

    Amazing!!!

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

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

    Love zibra brushes. I shared on facebook

  • Leilani
    Posted at 12:45h, 01 May

    I really love how they transform this chair

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

    Thank Corry, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Thanks Cindy, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    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.

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

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

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

    The chair looks great. I shared on Pinterest. ♥️

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

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

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

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

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

    What a wonderful transformation. Lovely look Thanks for the showing

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

    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

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

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

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

    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.

  • Tracie
    Posted at 10:17h, 01 May

    I shared on Facebook.

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

    Love the transformation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What a great transformation!

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

    Shared it under “How To”

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

    Liked and shared on facebook! Great transformation!!

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

    Hi, I shared on Pinterest

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

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

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

    Awesome idea! Looks great! Shared on Facebook.

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

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

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

    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!

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

    Sharing on Facebook! Great redo!

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

    Shared on Facebook

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

    Thanks Jackie, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Marcia!

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

    Thanks Laura! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Thanks Celia, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    I shared on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

    cool brushes … for cool projects 🙂

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

    Love the transformation! Sharing on facebook

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

    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!

  • Celia
    Posted at 14:10h, 27 April

    Great transformation. Sharing on Facebook

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