Friday, August 11, 2017

The Chairs and finished

I finished the table and was going to buy some new chairs because some were broken and we only had 4 and needed more...however I am kindof of poor. So I decided hey why not just paint the chairs I have and get more mileage out of them.  I don't even like the table so why not paint the chairs since I don't like them either.  And I had this bench that I didn't really like, but  could use it at the table. So I decided to paint that too.  It was black and a year or so ago, I was going to paint it. I painted it pink as a transition color and never did anything else. Anyway, here is the old bench.

This is the chair before

Here is the chair all sanded and ready to start painting.  You have to wipe off the dust before you paint .  That is kindof a pain

I couldn't decide what kind of paint to use.  There are a lot to choose from and I am not an expert on spray paint. here is Nick posing some of them so I can send a pic to Paula to ask her.  Paula is the expert on everything paint and home furnishings

So Paula said to use this Gray Primer by Rustoleum.  She says she loves it.  So, here is the grey primer painted on the chairs.  The problem with spray paint is that I want to do it outside and it is super hot so you have to paint early in the am or late in the pm. If it is dark you can't see what you are doing.

I was going to throw away one chair because it is broken.  But that would take me down to three chairs and a bench...kindof wierd.  Well, I decided I might as well try to repair it with my skills on youtube.  So removed the spindles on the bottom that were broken, and bought some dowels and replaced them.  not sure it will work, but I don't have much to lose since I was throwing it away.  Here I a trying to get the broken parts out of the whole.  I was using water and vinegar...I ended up drilling it out.  Much faster

Then I had to glue it together.  Here is the broken part

here is the fix.  Time will tell if it worked.

 Here are the chairs with the gray primer on then, and the white one is finished.

Contrast between before and after

my foot after spray painting the primer

Kindof anti climatic, but here is the final stage.  This is the table with the chairs.  I really love it.  The chairs are a bit white, but really considering I don't like the table to begin with, I think it looks great.  

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