I mentioned a while ago that I used to have a huge fear of painting furniture. A fear so monumental that I have furniture which 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 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.
But it was just enough to get me stoked about refinishing furniture. So stoked that since this little project, I have refinished and/or am 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 smoking painter and thrifty too! Look at me not spending any more moolah on these projects?!! As Chandler Bing would say, “could I be spending any less money?”
Or two: I am a really stinking painter and cheap too. Look at me making 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, my husband 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 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!
Actually, 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 the process.
- Goodwill Find- My Rolling Kitchen Island. Take THAT Constipation Hardware!
- The Little Record Cabinet That Could