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I enjoy lounging around in my IKEA Poang. It has served me well over the past couple of years, however, there has always been one thing I didn’t like about it: it’s a little bland in appearance and I enjoy colorful things. This month I participated in a furniture decorating contest, and I used the opportunity to give my little chair a pop of color! Today, I want to share with you the steps I took to update its look. However before I get started, I want to introduce you to the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest!
The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is a monthly furniture decorating contest. Each month there is a new theme and a new sponsor. February’s theme is “Make a Statement,” and February’s sponsor is DecoArt!
DecoArt carries a huge range of paint products! If you are a crafter or a DIYer or a fine artist or a mixed media artist, they got you covered. (I love their Triple Thick Gloss Glaze! I used it to seal the bowling pins for my scrap wood bowling lane project.)
February’s fab hosts are Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street and Charlotte from Ciburbanity. Our fab hosts kicked off this month’s contest with amazing pieces of their own. Be sure to check out Carrie’s and Charlotte’s furniture flips. If you are a blogger and you are interested in participating in future contests, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Poang Makeover
I like the natural appearance of the Poang, but I really wanted it to have a bit of color. The happy medium I reached was to paint the Poang’s edges and leave the other areas unpainted.
I removed the chair’s cushion and got to work!
Each contestant in this month’s competition received up to 2 jars of DecoArt’s Chalky Finish Paint and a jar of their finishes. For my fab flip I chose Fortune and Heritage.
I first painted the edges of the Poang with a few coats of Fortune chalky paint.
Once the edges dried, I used a stencil to paint a pattern on the chair’s frame. Here I alternated between Fortune and Heritage. The chair’s home is in the playroom, so I choose a pattern that felt fun.
The new look works the space, but in hindsight I wish I painted the entire chair a solid color, maybe in Smitten. It’s a pretty pink color.