Thursday, September 9, 2010

when in doubt, paint the chair red

Isn't an old red chair just a charming little greeting on a front porch?  I happen to think so.  And the good thing about it is, you can paint an old wood chair rather haphazardly since it's supposed to have that weathered look, and you have a quick and cute sittin' spot.  Or better yet, put a big pot of flowers on the seat for a chic country look.  Me and potted flowers don't go well together since you actually have to water them.  Every day.
This barstool took a few coats of spray paint.  Man I have such a love/hate relationship with spray paint.  The part of me that lives by "waste not, want not" has a really hard time with all the over spray.  The slightest breeze and nooooooo come back here paint  - and it it disappears into thin air.
One day I pull into a friend's house and at the end of the driveway with a free sign is the chair on the left.  Way cool!  I grab it and paint it red.  I'm in the "Goodwill As Is" store not even a week later and what do you know, but a matching one for 79 cents!!!  And it even rocks!  I gave that a coat of red too.  Then the squirrels took a liking to it and I can no longer sit in my darling, more-comfy-than-it-looks chair. :(  But Tim got a BB gun and now I think it's safe to fix the seat....   just kidding....

1 comment:

  1. you can buy that webbing on ebay and redo them- then all you need is some cute cushions.


Comments - Next best thing to chocolate! :) Please let me know you visited!