Mr OL had these pair of bar stools that he refused to part with… They were old, the varnish was peeling off and they were covered in paint splatters – he called them his painting chair – from the days before he had a ladder.
They had pride of place in our entertainment area (we had nowhere else to put them and the skip was out of the question. I figured that if he was not going to let me get rid of them I was going to make them a feature – and paint them red!
It was the first time I have tried to repaint furniture and as I wanted them glossy I decided to use spray paint. I am not sure if I would do that again – or just opt for the more conventional paint brush next time, but I am really happy with how they turned out.
My steps were
- Strip of all old varnish
- Fill all cracks using wood filler
- Spray paint – a number of coats were necessary (5 cans……)
Here are some photos
The only thing I did not do is replace a missing cross bar. I did not want to spend too much money on them incase I (or Mr OL) hated them. Although initially sceptical about the red he loves them!
And its another thing crossed off my list. The hardest part of this project was trying to find a windless day – yip PE has been living up to its name lately.