Our sad Saturday post today is about painting chairs. I’m the first to admit this isn’t really all that sad, but I did learn something from this little chair experiment in color – though I’m not sure if it’s about the chair or about me!
Back in October I shared with you these chairs (4 of them) I found on Craigslist:
I had been searching for chairs for awhile and just wasn’t finding anything I liked (um, in my price range…) and we were having a dining chair crisis. And I’m being serious: while I was lallygagging on Craigslist, the chairs we did own were breaking one by one.
So when I found these chairs for $5 each and they were STURDY (it’s funny how that trumps style when chairs are breaking right and left) I brought them home, thinking they would buy me some time to find some chairs I love.
I planned to paint them, but first I took them to my stepdad’s house and he helped us to shave off the front legs so they aren’t so blocky looking. So far, so good.
And since I always paint everything white, I thought I’d branch out with another color.
Green (and yes, I’m going to recover the seats).
Here’s what I learned about painting chairs a color that stands out from everything else in the room:
It, um…well, stands out from everything in the room.
Which is great if you’ve got a lovely chair to show off.
Not so great with a $5 sturdy chair that’s just getting us by. So these chairs are now destined for a creamy white paint that will blend in with their surroundings.
Luckily, this isn’t too sad because I only painted one- and I can’t believe I took the time to let it dry and bring it inside to test it out before painting all of them! That’s really not like me, but I’m so glad I did this time.