I found some chairs on craigslist (I mentioned them in my kitchen post) a while ago and I really liked their petite shape and knew immediately that I could make them look "fresh".
|(this is the actual photo from CL)|
|I love the little bunny ear design.|
I started with the good old sanding and TSP cleaning to prep their surface for priming.
I primed and painted only one chair first to make sure that I wanted to commit all 4 chairs to the same color. Yes, I know, I went with white again, but the fabric that I had in mind just looks best with white.
I primed them and painted them in a glossy white.
While the paint was drying, I started on the seats. I was able to salvage the old wooden seats and I love the Wavery fabric that I picked.
I laid out the 1/2" foam, batting and fabric. Each a little wider than the other as you can see on the picture.
|Wow, what's up with the veins in my hands by the way?|
Then I tightly stapled it all in place.
Tada, here is my first chair. Isn't the fabric lovely?
But my headline was chair dilemma... so you are wondering what's the problem? Well there are 3 chairs that aren't painted yet. And that's where the whole thing starts.
I was so eager to get the other chairs primed and sanded but nothing worked out. I followed the same procedure as before but the paint just kept crackling and bubbling.
Only one of the darn 4 chairs has perfect paint.
I HATE WHEN THIS HAPPENS!
I mean, I followed the painting laws to a "T" and still only one is perfect. Sand, clean with TSP and dusting it with a tack cloth, then priming, fully letting it dry and then applying the glossy paint. I even have a thermometer in the garage to ensure the correct temperature.
Hmmm...I'm starting to think that some spray paints (I've used them all) are better than others and I should post my spray paint review one day but I need to cool down first...
Now I have to sand again. But I couldn't wait to share a picture of my ONE perfect chair.
And when all the others are finished, meaning re-sanded and painted, they will be looking for a good home. I only felt the need to nursing them back to health!
What's your experience with the spray paints and primers? I'd love to know.
Talk to you soon fellow webbers und guten Tag!