Spray Paint Summer

by Liz Dowling
Spray Paint Summer

This is a post I wrote last June, what a difference a year makes! Last year my house was on the market, Grace was graduating from college and we were getting ready to head to Block. I haven’t been writing my blog a lot during Covid. I do miss it and have some posts lined up moving forward, but I have been pretty unmotivated. I was so sick of looking at my own four walls, I couldn’t imagine subjecting you to them too. That is changing with the nicer weather and restrictions lifting, so I hope to bring you all back with new stories and design ideas!

I bought two mis-matched chairs at a tag sale for $30.00. They were in pretty good shape, so I hauled them up to RI to see if they would work there.

There was an article in House Beautiful about a homeowner buying two different chairs and painting them the same color to spruce up her entryway.  She painted them both black with matching pillows and they looked fabulous!  Lets see if that will work with these two.

The main color on our outside deck is navy, so I went with that for the two chairs.  Rust-oleum 2x covers really well.  This was a one coat and DONE job.  It had to be because I only bought four cans of paint…

I started with the bottoms first because I usually miss painting an entire leg or another section that is really obvious.

Flipped over.  One coat covered the brown chair really well, very happy.

One done, onto the white chair.  Two cans of spray paint covered the brown chair perfectly.  The white chair is a little bigger, so I hope I have enough.

DONE!  I think they look pretty cute.  I will give them overnight to dry and hope they match the rest of the stuff on my deck.

Not bad!  The navy coordinates well with the standing umbrella and also the cushions/pillows on the rest of my furniture.

I already had the coral cushions and yellow pillows, so I recycled them for this project.

With the paint, this was probably a $100 project all in.  Both chairs are really comfortable and I figure, if they fall apart, I can throw them away!

Miss Emily, you missed out on some pretty cute chairs!


Happy Summer!

the wry home

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Anonymous June 9, 2020 - 7:07 am

looking good Liz!

Anonymous June 9, 2020 - 6:07 pm

Nothing better than a successful tag sale makeover!

Becky June 9, 2020 - 6:24 pm

LOVE what you did with our old chairs! They’ve never looked better.
xx and happy summer!

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