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I'm Kristy!
A graphic & web designer in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. My 3Peppers are Crafts, Cooking, and Color... What are yours?

Modern Floral Chair Makeover with Stencil

black and white modern floral chair makeover Makeover an old, beat-up chair into a gorgeous modern piece of home decor. (stencils provided)

I recently moved, and with the move inherited a lot of old furniture. This Windsor style chair belong to my mother in college (it had an emblem lightly marked for her school) My grandparents kept the chair and used it as a knock-around office chair, their dog, Honey, had chewed the lower prongs and the front bar had been either chewed or sawed off. To say the least, the chair was borderline dumpster worthy. It had seen a long life of about 30 years, and I really wanted to give this chair one last shot! To make is even more personal, I designed these stencils based off a Vintage Scarf Pattern, that belongs to my Grandmother

First: Repairing the Chair

1. To fix the broken front bar, I sawed off the remaining little bits, and sanded it down as smooth as I could.

2. To repair the dog bites I used drywall plaster and a plaster knife to fill in the holes and missing parts. Some were really deep or big parts missing, so this needed two times over with the plaster (drying at least 4 hours in between)

3. Lightly sand off the varnish to give a little more grip to the paint.


Use a black spray paint to give the whole chair a solid base coat. This took me 3 coats of spray paint, and a 4th flipping the chair over the get the little bottom bits. Once the black paint is dry, tape off the edges for the white paint. (take your time taping… it will save you a lot more work in the end fixing the edges) It took about 4 coats of white paint to give it the solid enamel look. Wait until the paint is FULLY dry to remove the paint.

modern floral chair makover working steps.

Download the stencils here (for free!):3 Peppers – Floral Stencil Download

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There are three .pdf documents with the various floral arrangements. Print the stencil files on cardstock paper then cut them out. Arrange one by one on the chair, taping down the different pieces and tracing the stencils in pencil on the chair. You can re-use these stencils later for matching wall art!

Paint in your stencil outlines using an acrylic paint and a very small tip brush. I find that combo gives the best results for a lot of detail. Use the same acrylic to touch up the edges of the blocking. No matter how great of a tape-er you are, the lines will never be perfect.

Let all your detailing work dry. Then spray with a high varnish lacquer. Here’s the finished product of my floral chair makeover turned out.


* Download the stencils and use them for whatever DIY project you want, but please do not sell them. Thank you!
kristy o

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About Kristy

Hi! I'm Kristy! I'm a graphic & web designer working from home in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. 3Peppers is my place to share my creations with you... My three peppers are crafts, cooking and color, what are yours?


  1. I love how the stencil pattern continues onto the arm chair. So pretty!

  2. I just adore the way you did this! It’s perfect for when you want to place something on the chair yet not block the stencil design. I’m going to remember this look. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow ~ so cute! Love the black and white with the flowers. Lot’s of work but worth it!
    I’m visiting you today from DIY Showoff. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    Burlap Ruffle Wreath

  4. wow, super cute! i can’t believe you cut out those stencils by hand. you go girl! Thanks so much for linking up at the Better Half’s Humble Brag!

  5. This chair is awesome! Thanks for sharing it. I’d love to have you link up to What to do Weekends also. Following you. Linda

  6. Such a perfectly pretty makeover! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! Take care, Laura

  7. Love this! Now it’s totally mod. Great details.

  8. Thanks for sharing this redo! I love it!

  9. Wow, you did a fantastic job! I love the colors and the stencil. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  10. You were featured! YAY~~Thanks so much for coming to party with me last Saturday at Show &Tell. Come and grab a Featured Button :) AND have a fabulous weekend… xoxo~ Ruthie

  11. You were featured! YAY~~Thanks so much for coming to party with me last Saturday at Show &Tell. Come and grab a Featured Button :) AND have a fabulous weekend… xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Thank you!!!!! Ill add the button as soon as I’m at a computer, not mobile… I sooooooo appreciate the feature!

  12. What an amazing transformation! Wow! I am featuring it on my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this coming week. Please be sure to stop by. :)

  13. Kristy, just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this post (yes, another one!) this week on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop at Ducks ‘n a Row. Goes live tonight at 7pm EDT. Please stop by! ♥

    • Kristy O says:

      Thank you so much again! I’m just starting out with this blog, and REALLY LOVE being featured. Thank you so much for the huge confidence boost! HUGS!!

  14. I saw your chair featured on Ducks n’ a Row~ This chair would be great in my bathroom, which is black and white:) Lynn

  15. Have seen this before on Pinterest I think, and found you again on Ducks n’ a Row, LOVE this redo. I am pinning. :-)

  16. So unique! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!


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