Le Chool is the Thing
I happened to have a nice stash myself. Originally purchased from various thrift stores, given to me by moving neighbors, and just plain showed up on my door step. Over the years, they have served us well, originally they were my kitchen chairs, way back when I was getting started in life. Later, with multiple children, they morphed into Pink Chairs for Play dates, Blue Chairs for changing Decor and White Chairs (because I didn’t know what other color to paint them). Fast forward 7 years.They have lived for a while now on the side of my house. This is the area where furniture can go to die, if left neglected.
Sometimes Furniture neglect can just hasten things along that you wanted to happen anyhow, like wood falling apart, paint peeling, well, you get the picture.
Yeah, it ain’t pretty.
Although I know my long suffering husband would have loved to have seen the sad chairs find a new home at the dump years ago, I held onto them. I knew they still had another life to live.
Hey, if someone can do this to an old school bus and some plywood, then certainly I could do something with those little chairs:
We were in need of more seating for our patio, and I just hate the thought of buying furniture, when I have so much of it on hand, ie (junk on the side yard). I took the chairs, and began by chopping off the backs.They looked like little beheaded things:
I then spackled, sanded, spackled, sanded, spackled, sanded,……you get the picture.Â
I also reinforced the under side of the chairs, lest any large boned person sit on them and they come cracking apart under the unsuspecting visitor.
After I was satisfied they were paint worthy, I whipped out the Spray paint. I chose “Paprika” from Rustoleum, it has more of an orangey colorÂ to the Red and coordinates with the furniture (junk) I have going on out there already.
If were to do this today, I would definitely choose Debis Design Diary DIY Paint in Carnival Red. It is the EASIEST PAINT I have ever used, 100% Natural, and so fun. It’s a Clay Based Paint, different than your run of the mill chalk paints. It is velvetty smooth, goes on super easy, doesn’t get that rough feeling after, and because it is the only true Clay Based paint on the market, you can’t find anything like it that paints as well.
And now, they are ready for “le souper dans l’air frais”!