Do you have some of these cheap plastic chairs that are ridiculously stained and ugly? I have 4 that I’ve had so long, I don’t even know where they came from. I saw where someone spray painted their chairs. Of course I can’t remember who it was. I thought I pinned it, but I can’t find it. So, I had all this spray paint . . .
Can you believe this stash? My sister gave it to me when she quit crafting. Two years later and I still have some left because I’ve been trying to make it last.
I hosed down two of the ugly chairs, and left them in the sun to dry.
Then I painted them! It was just an experiment, the chairs were so ugly, I really didn’t have anything to lose. Each chair did take an entire can of paint.
So, I’m not sure it’s all that thrifty to paint your chairs. However, it did keep them out of the landfill. At first, I wasn’t sure how well it would hold up, but it’s been almost 2 months, and they still look great. The paint seemed to cure over the first few days to where I think they could actually be stacked. At least now when I sit in them, I don’t get that nasty white film on my clothes.
Now, how about another quick paint project?
Years ago I traded my cousin Terry this patio set for a concrete table and benches. I definitely got the better end of the deal. I think these chairs will last forever! They had been a cream color in their younger days. When I got them from Terry, they were black. But the black paint has been peeling a lot, so I thought it would be time for a makeover.
I used this Dual paint from Krylon. It’s a paint an primer in one. I got a can when I co-hosted the Mint Julep June Jaunt last year. It took several cans to do this project. I had to go buy more paint, and it was hard to find Krylon. The only place around here to find Krylon was Walmart.
Do you remember when Susan @ Homeroad did a guest post with her patio table? This is the same patio table she used. I painted mine green to match the chairs.
I love the new color of this set. So much better than the peeling black paint. Isn’t spray paint amazing?