Paint your chair if they ain’t good enough for you! Good morning, my name is Rukmini and this is my first ever blog on Trumatter. I hope someone is listening, so I will just write like I already know you all.

I’m a sucker for second hand furniture. And it is mainly because of three reasons. Firstly, because they do not cost a bomb and yet there is so much to choose from. Secondly, because you can experiment so much with them and they don’t give you guilt bumps if your experiment go terribly wrong. Thirdly, because I’m a complete DIY person who loves to paint her own chairs. This is another kind of fun that she experiences when she ‘does her own stuff’. It’s cool!

Last summer, I picked these handsome, beautifully cut chairs from the local second hand market and my brother in law gifted me his old wooden chest. I was not too sure as to what I wanted to do with them but I just wanted to have them. This is one more thing I have. I generally pick up things that I don’t need at times and stock them. Sometimes I fiddle with them, procrastinate and keep them back. Sometimes, I just see them and appreciate their beauty. And at times, suddenly out of nowhere they find use. From an unusual looking safety pin to saree borders to patches, bits of wood and glass- my DIY drawer has a place for everything.

Nevertheless, the chairs that I picked up and the chest though were extremely handsome but were very poorly colored. Insert paint your chair in repeat.

Both were a very gooey brown, which was so not highlighting its beauty; so not what they could be. Poor things cried for help. A bit of research on some American blogs that I so ardently follow told me that I just had to clad them in white. And voila! The artist in me sprang! A bunch of sand papers, one liter of white Asian paint, one medium sized brush, one roller sponge and a whole lot courage to deal with the mess later is all it took to have two wonderfully relaxing beach-y chair and a gallant chest that calls for some vanilla cupcakes, a bunch of violets and a day off!

Behold 🙂 

Here’s How To Paint Your Chair in a breeze

1. To paint your chair you’ll need a good brush.
2. Sand paper
3. A wet towel
4. A can of paint
5. Newspapers


First, sand the chairs down. It’s alright if you cannot take away all the paint and strip it to its bone. Even if some colour stays it’s fine.
Next, give them two coats of white with a day of drying in between.
And that’s about it!

Use them once they are dry.
Oh my god! Is anyone reading this?

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