Taking Twenty Years Off
Let’s chat about my chair makeovers. It’s not quite as much drama as some recent posts but it is something that most of us could agree on. Kinda like how we all agree Johnny Depp is a jalepano of a man…SPICY!
You may remember that I have these old chairs…twenty-plus years old…they actually were in my mom’s kitchen when I was growing up. And they have surely seen better days. The whole set had six chairs – two with arms…but we only needed four.
I needed to update these for our new eat-in kitchen…but more than anything, they needed a quick makeover. Especially the fabric had to go…it was horrid. Sorry mom.
Jeremy took off the arms off the two that actually had arms…
A little wood filler later, we have four chairs ready to be primed.
I decided to use Zinsser’s oil-based primer because they had so many various surfaces. The round rungs would have been a terror to paint by hand. And then I would be required to clean the paintbrush or stick it in the fridge with the ten other paint brushes…and frankly, I would run out of room for the eggs.
True Value was the one that we can thank for this project. They provided the spraypaint (thank goodness they have a huge section dedicated to all things spraypaint!) One can did only a chair and a half.
Five cans later, they were finally ready. When it came to color, I went with red. Call me crazy. I’ll probably change it one day when we tackle making over the kitchen…but for now, I wanted a little spice in that room.
I also recovered the chair cushion with some discount fabric I found at Joann’s. Surprisingly, two yards was plenty to do all four cushions…and make a pillow cover for the couch.
What do you think?!
I love the fabric. I scotchguarded the cushions and so far, so good. The design reminds me of vacation. Like a day on the beach. I need one of those.
And you can also see that we removed the chandelier to give it an update too. More on that later.
So what have you been up to lately? Any spraypainted goodness? Anything red? Anything that reminds you of vacation? Anything you took twenty years off? Do tell…
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