Pinspired: Painting Chairs…
Remember when I posted about how to recover the seats of old chairs? Well to follow up I wanted to show y’all how I actually painted the chairs.
I used these two links to get me started:
Even after reading them I still researched ways to skip steps. I’m lazy like that. I wanted to avoid sanding and I wanted to avoid priming. After consulting my sources (Hi Dad!) I chose not to skip steps.
I bought these $1 chairs. Uh yes, I said they were each A DOLLAR:
Sorry for the crappy phone pictures, you can’t tell but they’re a darker wood tone. They were pretty neutral on their own but just didn’t match what we already have.
I took the seats off, de-glossed, sanded and primed them both in about 2 hours:
After letting them dry over night I spray-painted them a semigloss black that I think will match most of my existing furniture.
While painting I did run into this issue:
Seriously?! My paint crackled and not on purpose! It’s not all over the chairs but it’s enough to bother me. I let them dry and let the weather run through some of it’s craziness before I tried to fix the problem. Apparently it was due to the humidity and the fact that I was being impatient with the drying times. oops!
To fix the crackling paint I sanded those spots, which ended up being a A LOT, and then re-primed and re-painted.
The last step, assuming you don’t have crackling and need to basically start over, after letting them dry over night was a wipe on poly to seal it in and make it look really pretty!
Here are the products I used to work on my chairs:
I’m so ridiculously proud of my painted chairs I can’t even tell you…
Here is a quick before and after so you can compare:
I’m still kicking my self for not getting a better “before” picture to show the wood color but in person it was a pretty good transformation.
Have y’all ever painted furniture? Did I do anything differently then you would have done?