Friday, January 25, 2013

Spray Painting Chairs

I adore painted furniture.

I love the mismatched chairs all painted the same colour -- and the white table which looks almost like our dining room table. 
I don't have much painted furniture in our home (yet), but I love the looks of it -- especially/even when it gets chipped and dented -- and well worn loved. I dream of some day having all white furniture in our bedroom. For now though, I'm happy to have a painted chair here and there.

My dad found us four or five chairs (I don't remember exactly, and I don't feel like trotting all over the house to figure is out for sure)one day sitting at the roadside. (No someone wasn't moving and forgot them. :o) It was garbage day.) One chair doesn't match the rest. It's more petite.

You've read about The Chair here, here, and here, so I thought perhaps I should let you see what I am talking about.

I sprayed it. With spray paint.

This red one resides in Peach's room (you will see her room in a later post). It's the more petite one. I love how the wood grain shows through on this one.

I sprayed painted them both on the same beautiful autumn day. I love spray paint because it's so easy to use. Depending on the size of your project however, it could get a little pricey. Each of these chairs used about a can and a half of paint. The other drawback? You need a fairly large space or a non-windy, non-weed seed carrying day, because if you don't you will find paint everywhere, even if you use a big drop cloth, and there will be strange things stuck to your painting project. Trust me, I know!

What is your take on spray paint? Yes? No? What do you use it on?



  1. I don't know, i haven't used it beyond one craft project and that was very small. I noticed, too, how the wood grain comes through on that cute red chair--love that. I'm so glad to be getting to read your blog again :) Have a lovely day!


  2. I love your chairs! I love that your "brave" enough to paint over wood... you'd be amazed (or maybe not) how many people think that's shocking. I like natural wood, but I love to be able to change things up, and paint is great for that :D

    Haven't used much spray paint as Kerry is such a perfectionist about painting. I usually leave it to him.


  3. Cute! I love the red! I also love mismatched, painted furniture :)

  4. Great chairs! I like them painted. I do like spray paint, but I have found that the various brands make a huge difference in the results. I like Rustoleum the best. What kind do you get the best results from?

  5. I love painted furniture, too, and it seems to be making a comeback. Anything that can be "well-loved" by a large family and still look good has my vote!

  6. I spray paint outside furniture the most, wrought iron or wicker.

    Your chair colors are pleasing, and must add to the decor of your rooms.


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