Driftwood Gray Desk Chair

Do you like a little pop of color or pattern in your decor?  I prefer my larger more expensive pieces to be somewhat neutral, but I gotta bring in personality somewhere.  A chair is a great place to do that!

This particular chair is going at my kitchen desk, and as you might know, I just painted my kitchen cabinets Driftwood Gray.  So I painted the chair to match. 

I also chose a fabric with some gold in it to tie into the family room next to it.

gray chair before

Here are the supplies I used.

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Dixie Belle has always had BOSS (stands for Blocks Odor Stops Stains and Bleed Through), but the gray color is new.  It’s great for use as a primer under most colors except white and cream.

When in doubt, I like to prime for that extra insurance that no problems will emerge.  Also, if you have time, let it dry overnight before adding paint.

gray desk chair

Driftwood Gray

I followed up the BOSS with 2 coats of Driftwood Gray.  To get into the circle details at the top, I used a little artist brush.

On the second coat, I love to spray mist water on an area before I paint it.  This thins the paint enough to level and become perfectly smooth.

gray chair seat

I re-upholstered the seat with some yellow and gray fabric I’ve had for a while.  I think it came from WalMart.

Chairs are a great place to start if you are a beginner.  Especially chairs withOUT spindles!

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6 thoughts on “Driftwood Gray Desk Chair”

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks for the feature, Karin! xo, Shannon

  1. I absolutely love the color of the fabric and the color of the chair. Yet another fantastic makeover !
    Thank you for sharing your post with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Have a wonderful week

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Naush! I appreciate your encouragement and positivity!

  2. What a gorgeous chair, full of character! I love the grey colour choice it really draws your eyes to all the wonderful details it has!

    1. Shannon says:

      Thanks, Sarah! Driftwood is a favorite for sure!

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