Friday, January 3, 2014

An Old Goodwill Chair Gets New Life

I've had this cute wood chair sitting in the garage for a long, long time.  I found it on one of my many Goodwill trips for $9.99!  I figure it's time to get on those projects that have been sitting there screaming for attention!  Not because it's the New Year...just!

First I took a trip to Ace Hardware to pick out a fun color.  Rustoleum Gloss in Brilliant Blue looked super cool to me.

The chair wasn't in the best shape, but it was very sturdy.  After sanding the areas that needed a light sanding and cleaning the chair entirely, I started spraying it.  Unfortunately, I tried to get away with not giving it some coats of primer...mistake!

You can see the blue under the primer...I just did the primer right over my mistake!  Two coats of primer (Kilz Original Spray Sealer-Primer/Stainblocker)  and a good brush off with a rag and it was ready for the new color.

It took about 3 coats to complete the chair...lots of waiting for drying and patiently adding another coat.

 I haven't decided where it's home will be yet, but I really love the color!