Bring spring into the home with this chair makeover

A pop of color is sometimes all it takes to brighten up a room. When it’s time for a new design feature, feel free to be inspired by nature itself. The yellow on an unfinished chair provides the perfect base for incorporating a springtime feel into interior design and can be mixed and matched with plenty of other hues as well.
For even more outdoor inspiration integrated into the home, use a honeycomb stencil to cover the chair’s seat. White paint is all it takes to bring this fun and eye-catching pattern to life. A cute bee stencil or two can be used on the back of the chair to create a full honeycomb scene. Place the bee and honey chair in an entryway for maximum visibility or settle it into a reading nook in a child’s room for added charm. Positioning the chair against a white wall is a sure way to let the color really stand out.
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Materials
- Unfinished wood chair
- Sanding block
- Yellow Home Decor Chalk
- Plastic gloves
- Large paintbrush
- Honeycomb stencil
- Painter’s tape
- White Home Decor Chalk
- Hair dryer
- Bee stencils
- Thin-tipped paintbrush
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Instructions
1. Sand an unfinished wood chair with a sanding block until the entire surface is smooth.
2. Put on plastic gloves.
3. Paint the entire surface of the unfinished wood chair yellow using Home Decor Chalk.
4. Position a honeycomb stencil along the bottom right corner of the chair’s seat and secure it with painter’s tape.
5. Fill in the stencil using white Home Decor Chalk.
6. Speed up the drying process of the painted stencil by running a hair dryer over it for a few minutes before removing the painter’s tape and stencil.
7. Cover the entire edge of the chair seat with painter’s tape.
8. Fill in the remainder of the chair seat with the honeycomb pattern by repositioning the stencil at the edge of the painted portion to ensure the design is lined up.
9. Fill in the stencil with the White Home Decor Chalk and dry with the hair dryer as in step 6. Remove the painter's tape.
10. Continue positioning the stencil, securing it with painter's tape, filling it in with white paint, and removing the painter's tape until the entire chair seat is covered.
11. Hold up a small bee stencil to the back of the chair and fill it in with white paint using a thin-tipped paintbrush for accuracy. Stencils with a sticky back will make the vertical angle easier to paint.
12. Add as many bees with the stencil as you would like.
13. Allow the chair to fully dry before placing it in its final location.
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