We bought this chair a few years ago from DI for a few bucks because we needed more chairs around the house.
So off to Lowes for supplies.
12 oz White Primer Spray $3.78
12 oz Everglade Satin Spray Paint $3.78
Step 1 Was to use the Liquid Sander. I have never used this stuff before, it was great. You squirt some onto a rag and rub it all over the wood. It gets rid of the gloss and roughens it up a little so that the spray paint can stick. I think it is a great alternative to using sandpaper which with a project like this would have taken a long time with all those round dowels.
Step 2 was to spray with primer. I actually did two coats and still did not use the whole can. Just make sure you look at every angle and make sure it is all covered.
Step 3 is the fun part where all your hard work pays off and you get to see what the chair is going to look like. Again I did 2 coats.
These projects are great to spread throughout the day because I would spray a coat on and then go do the dishes. Then another coat and weed the flower bed. It does not require your full attention from start to finish.
Now I could have stopped here for a clean, polished and colorful look. But I am going for the more of a rustic, worn cottage idea.
So I took the trusty hand sander.
(Thanks to my sister Tamara for letting me borrow hers. I have borrowed it numerous times, I just need to buy one.)
Then I took another one of my favorite craft supplies and added one more layer of color and texture.
Now go and try it for yourself!
Go here to see the pillow I made for the chair.