I want to share a quick and easy project we did before we officially moved into our house. Like I mentioned in the dining room tour (here) we “inherited” the table. Well we also inherited 6 beautiful black Windsor chairs. Now these chairs have definitely been used and somewhat abused by a dog or small lion according to the teeth marks on the bottom of some of them but none the less we paid less than $1 for all of them and it was the exact style I wanted for the chairs in the breakfast area.
So I got out my trusty spray paint that you may remember from this post…
…and some heavy duty sand paper (like 3M SandBlaster Bare Surfaces Sandpaper, 120-Grit) and went to town sanding down all of the old paint to create a rough surface for the new paint to stick too. After my husband and I sanded the chairs, we made sure to wipe them with each with a clean microfiber towel to remove any of the old paint dust and dirt before spraying the first coat of new paint.
Here is what the chairs looked like before any sanding…
Here is the same chair after a good scrub with the sand paper and one coat of my preferred spray paint.
Here is the same chair after 2 good coats of paint, 48 hours of drying time in the garage, and 6 months of use (I forgot to take a picture after the initial drying phase). You can see how well the paint is holding up.
This whole process took about 15-20 minutes total active time for each chair (active meaning not including drying time).
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I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project, and as always, thanks for stopping by!