While on one of our many excursions looking for treasures, we came across a guy that was selling several items from his flea markets that he had recently closed.
Some items were picked through and set to the side when I spotted a chair sitting in a corner that looked like a diamond in the rough.
The chair sat in our shop for a couple of months untouched until inspiration hit, which is a usual occurrence at my house. 😉
We decided to go to flea markets one Saturday morning so we can find more goodies to fill up the shop. While walking through the second store we went to that day, I found the perfect match to my wooden chair so I knew that I needed to get the other one out of the shop and complete the set!
Here is my process that I used to paint the chairs:
1. First, the chairs were washed with soap and water to get the cobwebs and the dirt and grime off.
2. Then, the chairs were sanded really well with the palm sander. The hard to reach spots had to be hand sanded with sandpaper that I tore in two.
3. I used some tack cloth that I bought from Lowe’s to remove all the dust from the chairs.
4. Both chairs were primed with primer from Wal-Mart. Because the chairs were so dry and old, they soaked up so much that I had to use 5 cans of primer!
5. After I primed the chairs, I decided that I wanted to go with a beachy color of green. I don’t know why but the chairs had a Spring feel to them.
6. Finally, the chairs needed something to make them pop so a few stencils were added and here are the chairs, redone and refurbished:
Here are a few more pictures that I took.
They turned out so good! It makes me feel like Spring is on its way. 😁
The chairs are also available to purchase here.
I also decided to make a pillow to match or just to add to the decor on a porch.
I think Fall is my favorite season and Spring is in second place.
What’s your favorite season? Comment below 👇
Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter below to get a free ebook and to be reminded of our new posts every week!
Also, have you joined our free Facebook Group yet? Click below to join and share your DIY projects with a great community!