I found this Ikea at a yard sale. I wanted it to match my colorful decor so I gave it a colorful makeover.
I wanted the legs to match the black legs of the desk as well so the legs needed painted as well.
First step: Remove screws
Step 2: tape off the wheels (maybe not necessary since they are black but wasn't sure how the paint would affect how they roll
Step 3: Find a box to and poke your screws into the bottom of it
Step 4: You are now ready to start painting! I painted my black first. My black was just a cheap generic brand spray paint that is less than $2! turn the box upside down and put the bolts into it so you can paint them as well. spray your first coat of paint on the back of the screws and the bolts. Re coat until you are satisfied with coverage.
Step 5: Once dry move the base off the paint area and take the bolts out of the box and put aside. Set up the chair seat on something ( I used flower pot) and turn the box over you should now see the the top of the screws. Spray paint the screws and as much of the chair as you can For the seat I used Krylon Satin Sea Glass (see photo below). Re coat until satisfied with coverage letting dry at least 10 minutes between coats
Step 6: once all coats are dry turn the chair over to get the bottom painted
Step 7: once you have painted the bottom and it is dry turn chair back over and grab your base as well you are now ready to spray on the top coat. A clear protective finish. I used Rust-Oleum Matte Clear finish. Spray on several coats probably at least 4 I used the can!
Step 8: Once your clear coat has had time to dry (give at least 24 hours ) you can put your chair back together now! you may need someone to sit on it while you attach the bolts to make sure it get pushed down on the lever all the way. My chair didn't want to go up or down at first but with some force my husband to unstick it so it does now got a little sticky from the paint. I guess.
And now my son has a chair to sit on while he plays his keyboard!