Last year I bought two of these vintage chairs with the intention of giving them a makeover. As is usual with these things they have languished in the garage ever since. A couple of weeks ago, on a nice sunny day, I decided it was time to do something with them so I removed the seats & gave them a light sanding.
Instead of using traditional paint & paintbrush I thought I'd give spray painting a go - it's much quicker, particularly on chairs as there are so many different sides to paint, it also gives a much smoother, run-free finish & dries quickly, but it is pretty expensive as one can doesn't go far. I used plasti-kote products. First of all I gave them one coat of primer (also spray paint) & let that dry, then applied two coats of Antique White. As it dries so quickly you only need to leave about an hour between coats so the chairs were finished quite quickly. I did this job on the paving behind the garage as it's inevitable that you'll get some paint wafting around & I don't like to stand things on newspaper as it tends to stick.
I then sanded the edges lightly to give a slightly distressed finished, reupholstered the seats with a lovely blue linen fabric & here we have the completed product....what do you think?
I have a tired wicker ottoman which is next on my hit list....
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