On Saturday, on their way to my house, my parents saw a woman putting this chair out on the curb. They asked about it and she told them to take it.
Last night I was so excited to get paint on it that I didn’t get a proper before:
The red and white (with some green mixed in) was the paint job that this chair came with. I knew that I wanted it at my craft table in the living room and so I dug out the Valspar sample jar of English Tea Party and got to painting.
This is now my favorite brown. What? Doesn’t everyone have a favorite brown? No? Oh.
I did a little sanding but probably not as much as I should have so I just put down really light coats of paint. Here it is after coat one.
And coat two
(how awesome is that scallop detail??)
After a couple of coats I flipped the chair over (and took blurry pictures…)
This was coat 3
Once the bottom was painted I flipped it back over and put a final coat on the top. Also, I drank some wine.
Which might explain the blurry pictures…
Overall this took 4 thin coats. I still have most of the sample container of paint left and the paint brush and wine were in my stash so, today this project cost me nothing.
There’s a better picture on my Instagram but I’ll try to take a non-blurry one today while it’s light out and I haven’t had any wine. 🙂