Several years ago, we purchased two Adirondack chairs. I can’t even remember where we got them (maybe it was Hobby Lobby) but I remember that the unfinished wood came in pieces and we had to put them together. I put them both together and even primed one, but then they just sat for awhile, at first in the garage and then, outside.
They are still sturdy and solid so it made sense to use them on the freshly painted deck. I just renewed them with a few coats of spray paint. I used Krylon’s Fusion spray paint in navy blue gloss. The can says “no sanding or priming” so I just cleaned the debris from the chair and sprayed. The primed white chair came out with a more glossy finish while the unfinished wood chair has a more matte finish, even though I used the same paint.
I really like the addition of blue out on the deck. I temporarily dragged my ceramic garden stool out from the living room to see how it worked with the chairs. It’s going back inside, but I t
hink I’ve convinced myself to get got another one!
I used three cans of spray paint for each chair and it took about an hour overall one afternoon. I’m glad I was able to use furniture we already had.
Next, I’ll look for some I found some outdoor pillows to provide some cushion from the hard wood. This little deck makeover is coming right along. And it’s nice to have it ready to enjoy the results of our next project: landscaping the yard.
Have you refreshed any old pieces? Or spruced up any outdoor spaces?
Here’s an idea: how about showing up and changing the look of the entrance to someone’s home with a quick coat of paint? We could call the series Door Crashers! Homeowners would return home to a front door painted a brand new color and we could anticipate and laugh about their reactions.
Well it’s not a series but I definitely just did it! A friend had been talking about painting her door for a few weeks. When she went on vacation, I made arrangements with a relative to paint her front door, surprising her when she got back! I chose the color but I kept it in the same color family I’d know she liked and used already in her home.
Honestly, this little door crashing took about an hour tops and that’s because the weather wasn’t ideal (it was a little cold) and the first coat took longer to dry.
The homeowner has some other front entry updates in the works but just check out what a difference a new color made.
If you were in the market for a new coat of paint on your front door, would you be willing to let someone else decide on color and just be surprised? Would be kind of wild but fun, right? It’s only paint! If you didn’t like it, you could just paint over it.
Paint Colors We’ve Used