I mentioned a while ago that I used to have a huge fear of painting furniture. A huge fear. Like a fear so monumental that I have furniture that dates back to the disco era that has sat in my home untouched for years because I was so afraid of messing it up.
That was until I was able to successfully paint an old kitchen table here . When I say “successfully”, I mean that I didn’t mess it up so bad to the point of it being unrecognizable. I just wanted to make that clear because my idea of success and yours is probably completely different. Read: it has dings and dents on it already and I am pretty sure there is a piece of one of the back legs that I never even hit with the sander, primer or paint. How does that even happen?
But it was just enough to get me stoked about refinishing furniture. So stoked that since this little project, I have refinished and/or in the process of finishing five other pieces in my home using all the materials that I used for that kitchen table redo!
Which means one of two things: I am really a smokin’ painter and thrifty too! Look at me not spending any more moola on these projects?!! As Chandler Bing would say, “could I be spending any less money?” Or two: I am a really stinkin’ painter and cheap too. Look at me makin’ mistakes left and right because I have been too stingy with the paint. As Chandler Bing would say, ” could I be any less handy?”
This project has been in the back of my mind since the moment we found these chairs on the side of the road.
Yes, that’s right.
I said side of the road.
Back in 2009, the hubs and I were taking the kids for a Sunday drive and saw the aforementioned chairs as well as a round table in someones garbage pile at the curb. We actually looked around for hidden cameras or someone with a booby trap waiting for unsuspecting (or neurotic people, in my case) people to show up and steal these chairs away. After the initial shock wore off, we loaded the chairs into the back of our car and sped off like the criminals we felt we were.
So we cleaned them up and added them to the table we already had and loved them!
Alright, I was pretty much afraid I was gonna make a mess of these too but I decided not to let fear stand in my way and I dragged the chairs to the garage two at a time to begin my process.
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