From Ugghhh to Ahhhh.... Painting Furniture

I have had a really ugly dirty grungy bar stool chair sitting in my dining area for some time now. Last Friday I decided it was time to make it pretty!

I used green Frog Tape {which I am loving more than the blue tape these days} and some paper to cover the wicker/rattan seat on this chair. Then took it outside and prepped for painting.

Then I used this spray paint primer {from my Lowe's}. It's Zinsser 1•2•3 primer. It covers everything! I didn't sand my chair, just made sure it was dust free. The primer stuck perfectly! Only needed one good coat to cover the chair. 

I used just about an entire can of spray paint to prime my chair. I love using spray paint for furniture. It's easy {except for the wrist cramp from holding the sprayer down} and it coats evenly. Just don't attempt it in the wind!!! 

A couple weeks ago I was browsing the spray paint section at my local JoAnn's and found 2 cans of aqua spray paint on clearance for $2.50 each. I bought them both, and snagged up a can of light pink for another project on clearance too. 

Once my primer dried {it didn't take too long since it was sitting out in the sun on a warm day} I spray painted it aqua. It took about a coat and a half. I say half because I missed a couple spots on the first coat and had to go back and touch-up paint it. Then I gave the wear and tear spots -- the top and around the seat -- an extra coat. 

My spray paint was a satin finish making it perfect for furniture. It has a little bit of a sheen to it, but it's not SHINY. 

Chair - $0 {already had it -- a gift from family}
primer spray paint - $4 
aqua spray paint - $3
TOTAL - $7 

Do you have a piece of furniture in your home in need of painting!!? 
I have a couple more on my to do list! But, they will probably have to wait until after baby is born. 


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