Spray Paint Makeover
A few years ago my husband and I went to a yard sale which we don’t do often but my sister called me and told me about this particular one and said that there might be something I would like so off we went. It was already late in the day but there were two wooden lawn chairs still available and they were only $5.00 each. They were in good shape and the cushions, though dated, were in perfect condition, just a little weathered. I could see the potential in them and even if I didn’t get around to making them over any time soon I could still use them in my yard…score!
(Excuse some of the photos-I can’t find the originals so these are the best I can do!). The above are the before pics – the chairs needed to be scrubbed up but they were definitely worth $10.00 for the set. This is the first makeover. I spray painted the chairs with pink and blue spray paint (not sure WHY I chose those colors…but I did!) and gave them a bit of a distressed finish. This was the way they stayed for a few years….but then, I got the urge to do them again and this time to go BOLD!
I chose Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Coral Gloss and Key Lime.
The first time I painted the chairs I used a satin finish and I didn’t sand the chairs….I just scrubbed them well and then painted. This time, though, I sanded the chairs first. All the way down to the wood on some areas. On the areas that were in pretty good shape I just sanded off any loose paint. I also thoroughly washed and dried the chairs with a water-ammonia mixture.
After several coats of paint – it took 2 cans of spray paint per chair – I was thrilled with the results. The chairs have held up beautifully and look so much better – so for the price of the chairs $10.00, and roughly $20.00 worth of spray paint I have two beautiful chairs that are perfect for sitting in my favorite place in the yard.
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