Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer in the Projects, Exhibit B: Kitchen Chairs Repainted

I didn't get a "before" picture of this chair and its mates,
but if you look at the table (below), they matched it. I've always liked the table in every way, particularly because it has a butterfly leaf (which means it's hinged in the center and folds away under the table when not needed).

What I decided I didn't like was everything the same color. Boring after 11 years. So black spray to the rescue. All I did to prep was clean each chair with Goo Gone. A perfectionist would have sanded each one also, but I am not that person. So yes, some of the original finish shows through in places, but I am all about two-tone, planned or otherwise.

I also replaced the chair pads in my new favorite color. I happened to find a great bowl ($5 at By Design) in that shade of sea green a couple weeks ago and filled it with fruit.

(If you look closely behind one of the chairs, you will see evidence of yet another project a la Paul: carpet cleaning machine. We broke down and bought instead of rented again; last time we rented a Rug Doctor from a nearby grocery store, there was a trace of cat pee smell in it, which I didn't notice right away ,but our keen sniffer Molly did. She decided to "reclaim her territory" if you know what I mean, while we had the machine . It was a royal pain. So now we have our own machine with our own smells, thank you very much! But I digress.

So, here's Exhibit B: Old Chairs, New Color.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

What a great effect! I like the two-tone! I like your new favorite color too! Way to go Zo! (And Paul!)