Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tackle It Tuesday: Painting Chairs


Holy cow, everything is running slow today--especially Photobucket. Must be the heat. It's 91 now but we're supposed to get a heat index (whatever that means!) of 105 here on Long Island. Which makes me glad I did these chairs over the weekend, LOL! Here they are partially done--you can see the white on the legs. These are just those cheesey white chairs we all have, which get spotty and ugly after a while. Still, they are structurally sound and it seemed a shame to throw them out. So I revitalized them with a few coats of Krylon Fusion paint. I probably used too much since I went through a can for each chair--but they look brand new! Michael's had the paint on sale for $3 a can, so for $6 I have two 'like-new' chairs.

8 comments:

Virginia (Jenny) said...

Wow, I thought they were new at first glance!

My Tackle it Tuesday is up. : )

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Oh Cool! We just bought a can (not on sale boohoo) to recover the kids' white chairs.. glad to see the stuff actually works!!!

WTG!

Julie

org junkie said...

What a great idea! Can't imagine that kind of heat though, uggg.

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

OH neat, does that work? LOL we have some chairs I was just getting ready to ditch...but if I can just paint them to give them new life...what a great idea!!!

THANKS! ;)

Our's is up too! http://parenting-news.hightopbabydesigns.com

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

way to go you frugal girl!! that is great :)

so sorry about your heat wave. ours is over - and - don't hate me - but i am actually a bit cold! I am wearing a sweater as I type!!!!

Stephanie said...

They look good!

eph2810 said...

It is always great to 'recycle' what we already have and give a fresh coat of paint.:)

Shereen said...

Cool. I didn't know you could paint those chairs. Thanks for the info, and for sharing your tackle it Tuesday. YAY!!