I love creating pretty things and extending the lives of pre-loved old items. These chairs are almost 20 years old. We got them when we moved into my parents house (28 years ago). I have painted the mint coloured over a year ago and I have been using it at my desk the whole time. As I stumbled upon the other three chairs, I knew I had to do something about their appearances as well.
The chairs are old, not perfect looking, one had a wonky leg as well. I had to wipe the cobwebs and dust the old dirt off them. Then I sandpapered the surface so the paint adheres better.
For the painting, I have used acrylic paint which I have mixed with a liquid pigment for acrylic colours. When I was buying the paint, a shop assistant advised me that the paint should resist some rain as well. The turquoise / mint coloured chair and the light blue one come from the same pigment bottle. For the lighter one, I have only added few drops of the pigment for a gentle looking shade.
|THE TABLE IS MY NEXT PROJECT|
The table was sandpapered and is to be painted as well. I might try the peeling paint effect. This table is even older than the chairs.
As you can see, I had a little helper. My chocolate wouldn't leave me alone and at the end of the day, few of his whiskers, ear, back and mouth were coloured with different shades of paint. Luckily I washed it off.
|DETAILED VIEW OF THE OLD TABLE AND MY LITTLE HELPER|
|TESTING THE PAINT|
|LITTLE HELPER'S HOME WITH A NEW SUMMER LOOK|
Some of the chairs will be moved into my new home next month and there are few more painting projects that I have already planned ahead. I need to buy one more kennel for the Chocolate darling, there is one more chair left to be painted (I'm thinking salmon pink), the old table above and couple of stackable tables. :-)