Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chair Repair

I get so inspired by the many "trash to treasure" type posts.


I've been watching Natalie do quite a bit over the last year.

Spray paint is her friend.

So I wanted spray paint to be my friend too.

And now we are Best Friends Forever!



I perused my local Home Depot and found some aqua in a can and sprayed



until I was happy, happy.



Mmmm....still happy.




But Charlie isn't??






24 comments:

  1. I never see the treasure through the trash, then I see what others do and think why can't I do that??? Did you do a layer of crackle to it as well? Love the color!

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  2. Oh! I wish spray paint were my friend. I needed to do a bunch of it for mobiles. Craig said he would help. He did everything but the final coat. He said "You can handle it" but I botched it big time. So we didn't take any mobiles to the last market.

    Paint of any sort isn't my friend. Though I love collecting paint chips and I like your blue!

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  3. Love, Love, Love the chair. The color is fantastic. Spray paint is my friend too. Here is a little tip...if you have alot to spray, buy one of the handles that slips over the push botton, so it becomes a trigger spray. You use all fingers instead of just your pointer finger. I sprayed so much one time, I lost the feeling in the tip of my finger for a while. Still feels funny now!!!
    ~Karen~

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  4. inside my front door i have a basket on bar chair that holds scarves & gloves. so i am a member of the "use a chair club". not very good with paint. so i was glad mine didn't need a touch up. love love your transformation.

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  5. Love the chair, the colour is neat.
    If I spray painted, there would be no stopping me.

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  6. Love the chair! It looks really happy on your porch. :-) Charlie looks like a real sweetie pie too!

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  7. Ohhh! I love, love, love it! The aqua against that brick red-- awesome!

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  8. Love that color! I would be happy too~!

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  9. I paint all my chairs at home to coordinate with my blog too!

    But that is definitely a disapproving look from Charlie.

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  10. mmmmm..yes. Happiness in a can. INSTANT gratification, and I know that's big in your book Des. :-)

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  11. Des, you never cease to amaze me! You need to branch out and really get into the trash to treasure thing (cake plates, etc.). You have an eye!

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  12. I’ve just been biting my nails waiting for your chair post, and I’m not disappointed - Your chair rocks! Such good bones, and the best color ever - I’m coveting a little bit! Spray paint IS my BFF too, you funny girl! Cheers to new addictions!

    My 4 year old is standing right by me & just asked if I'm going to buy that dog, with a hopeful look on his face. My kids are always asking for more pets. Nice ears!

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  13. Love it~ your flowers are beautiful, they look painted. You have such a cute porch.

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  14. Looks like you became fast friends with that spray paint...love the chair!

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  15. great looking chair! Spray paint has become my friend too.

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  16. love the aqua! and it goes so well with the brown dog!

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  17. LOVE IT! That aqua is my facvorite color right now and the pink petunias are PERFECT with the aqua. It looks adorable.

    Aww, Charlie needs a hug!

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  18. I need to go get that color. I can't find aqua at OSH (our hardware store, but we have Home Depot too). Seriously, we have a beat up old chair sitting on our porch too, and I am going to do that this week! And put some flowers on it too (I hope you don't mind I am copying you). The chair has been sitting there for months, and a neighbor must have been tired of it because we came home one weekend and there was a teddy bear sitting on it. Kinda weird.

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  19. Who said you couldn't do Martha Stewart, Des! I'm throwing out all her books and stickin' with you kiddo! Beautiful chair!
    Cheers!

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  20. love the color you chose. great job!

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  21. I love the color of the chair. I have a hard time seeing things in a different light so I enjoy it when other say what they have done then I think "hey I can do that"

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  22. I love your patio! Love it! The chair is perfect for it, too!

    Rebecca

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