Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wooden Chair Redo

One night while coming home we found two jewels by the side of the dumpster. We have dinner parties with friend and we never have enough seating. We took the opportunity and grabbed this two chairs. I just hated the color they had on them. I am more of a dark wood kind of girl and decided to completely change the color. 

I went white on the first chair. I used  Krylon spray paint. I used a non gloss white with primer paint. I did not want to sand the chairs down and that is the reason I use a primer. Since I live in a apartment complex I had to make my own little covered area to spray paint. I used old cardboard and wooden shelf from a broken down bookshelf. As you can see from the picture below spray paint gets everywhere.


After three coats and two spray paint cans later it was all finished! I only used the clear acrylic sealer for the white chair. The white paint felt hard on the chairs and so we used the clear acrylic sealer on it. The red chair I purchased gloss paint and primer from Krylon so it left it smooth and glossy.


It still felt like the white chair needed something to make it pop. I am a big fan of sticker stencil. I went to Michaels and used my 50 % off coupon on this DW stencil. The chair was too small to use the entire stencil so I cut out the words I wanted to use.

I used Love for the red chair and I used Live every minute for the white chair.


I just love how they look now.

The white chair still looked a little blah, so I added some old fashion stencil to it. I used acrylic black paint.

Wa-la! It looks so much better!!

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I hope you all enjoyed my new little project. Till later! 

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gail said...

very cute chairs! It's hard to pick which one I like better!

Sarah said...

Love the RED one - great dumpster find! Would love for you to come share {or any other projects too} at my new link party.

Happy Friday!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your chairs are so cute. The red one my favorite! Isn't it great what a little paint can do? Thanks so much for sharing!

Buffie said...

So so so cute! Thanks for the great ideas. My new hobby is helping old furniture.
Love your blog and I'm your newest follower.


Patti said...

Love the Red chair - my fav. color...the stenciling looks great - our blogs have similar names!!

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mom24boys said...

I love the red one. I have these chairs from my mom...hmmm I was going to do black but red would be fun around my table!

Just Jaime said...

I love the red one! Great job on both. They remind me of the chairs my parents used to have.

If you're interested, we're hosting our first ever link up party. Please stop by and link up!

Christina said...

looks great! So cute :)

Thanks for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

What cute chairs! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at Potpourri Friday!

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

so cute! I'm dying to see some more shots of the red beauty.

Jann Olson said...

Very cute! How awesome that you found them by a dumpster. Way to go girl, you saved them from being crushed. They both are very cute, but being the 'red' lover that I am, the red one stole my heart. Visiting from White Wednesday.

Linda M. said...

Great job on the re-do of the chairs. I like both chairs. Good shade of red and I really like the words. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Rebecca said...

Darling chairs! Love the red!

Happy WW!


Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

What cute chairs! I have never used the Mod Podge spray - I need to pick some up :) Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

Vintage Amethyst said...

The chairs look fab now!
Visiting for White Wednesday.

Carrie said...

What a great idea to stencil them. I had almost the exact same chairs and sold them at a yard sale last year. Wish I'd thought to jazz them up a bit, maybe I would have found room for them!

Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday and hope to see you back there tomorrow!

Renee @ Rustic Crafts said...

Nice job on the chairs! Thanks for sharing at my link party. I hope to see you at tomorrow's party too!

Emily said...

I love this red chair!

Special 'K' said...

Wow they come up a treat. I love white but I do love the litle notation on the red chair. My first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Amy said...

WOW! What a huge difference! The red is my fave! I've seen sooo many cute projects with Krylon spray paint lately...I need to get me some and find something to spray! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!