Hello! First off, it is super late, and I have every intention of heading to bed as soon as I get this post finished up. I have been meaning to share some before and after pictures of these chairs I painted for my craft show in September... but for some reason I havent really been able to get motivated enough to do so. Until now that is, I have no idea why I get the idea to finally do so months later and at 11:00 o'clock at night... but nonetheless, here they are. :)
This was suuuper fun, and really helped personalize my "space" at the craft show. It was a pretty cheap way to bring in some color to my booth. The red chair you see in the before picture was so oxidized that sitting on it would most definitely give you a red behind! Our company avoided it like the plague. I really couldnt blame them either...
I lightly sanded the chairs, and I believe it took 3 cans to cover these. 4 cans would have been better, but I was on a strict time schedule, and got impatient after the three cans. :) I used Krylon's yellow called "bright idea" After dry, I used acrylic paint, and painted hearts, flowers etc. on the chairs. I think it would be fun to use a stencil and get graphic, or even paint the folding chair to look as though it had a floral "cushion." After painting the designs, I finished it off with 2 coats of a clear gloss. I used the stuff in a can. :) No more red behinds here!
Fun, fun, these would be neat in a studio. Or... how totally perfect would it be to collect a bunch of thrifted folding chairs, and paint them specifically for a wedding? To match the theme, or even write messages on the back that pertain to the couple? Ok, so maybe thats a little out there... :)
I had originally planned to do a strip of chalkboard paint on the back where a name could be written, kind of like a director's chair, but ran out of time. :) I ended up liking the end result just the same.
So... does anyone have an old folding chair lying around? I dare you to get creative with it! Be sure and post pictures of your project in the vol25 flickr group! :)
Ok doke... my bed is calling my name, so I'm signing off for the night!