We have two states of affairs in our house:
1. Chaos Mode- Toys strewn all over our floors (that will render you paralyzed when stepping barefoot on little plastic pieces), folded laundry in piles on our sofa, dishes around our sink still with remnants of PB&J
2. Preparing for Company Mode- All of the above are hurriedly shoved behind closed doors, and we bust out every chair we can get our hands on to accommodate our huge but always entertaining group of friends and family
We love cramming as many loved ones as possible into our home, so when the holidays roll around, we’re completely giddy.
Until these rusty guys appear on the scene. Then, I just cringe.
Which I know is completely silly of me but I despise the sight of these chairs. Not because it means we’re nearly out of sitting room but because they always clash with everything else in our home.
I’ve been known to give 1970s chairs an overhaul. These had nowhere to hide.
Truth be told, they’re not in the greatest shape either. But, hey, they do the job.
So I set out to beautify them with the old faithful method- spray paint.
After cleaning up the dust and spider webs (because they’re usually stored in our garage), I sprayed them down with a coat of primer. I used Rustoleum Ultra Cover.
And I gave them two light coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint. I love this shade of white- not too yellowy, not too stark white. It’s the perfect cream.
Once they were completely dry, I use painter’s tape to mark the lines of the grainsack style I was going for.
I happened to have some leftover Valspar paint in my stash in Montpellier Ashlar Gray. I applied a little with a sponge brush.
I didn’t have any of the skinny painter’s tape, so I had to do an extra step. After the middle stripe was dry, I used more tape to create the side stripes.
And painted on more of the Montpellier Ashlar Gray.
I instantly felt better about my unsightly orange chairs.
I’m pretty sure these chairs are older than I am, but they always come in handy. My parents knew what they were doing when they gave them to us.
So Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Easter- you name the get together. We’re ready for ya.
My husband is a Clemson fan, but I had to banish the orange for this one. Sorry babe. 😉
What do you think? Is it an improvement? Have I totally lost it to be this picky about metal folding chairs? Ya know…don’t answer that last one. Just come on over whenever you feel like it. We’ve got a seat for you.
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