I picked up these ugly chairs at a garage sale. I had envisioned yellow chairs with this beautiful fabric that I just loved. After 4 hours of painting (yes 4 hours!!) I took them inside and was immediately disgusted! Not only because they were a puke yellow/green, but because I wasted a whole Saturday afternoon on the darn things!
So I decided that I would just stain them brown with my walnut brown stain, which was again an ultimate failure :-( I was so uncertain of where to go from here...I decided to just let them sit for a for a few days. So there they sat in my garage mocking me every time I opened the door.
After gaining the courage to paint them again I decided to head to Home Depot to try some Behr paint, because the type of paint must have been my problem ;-) I got a beautiful yellow that was the exact golden yellow color I was looking for. Well it turned out yellow alright! BLINDING yellow! It took all I had not to just write FREE on these time wasting chairs and stick them out on the curb...
At this point I have realized that these chairs are just not destined to be yellow. I thought of painting them the same blue as my hutch but I didn't want everything to be too matchy matchy. Then my mom pointed out the obvious, the rust colored red in the fabric. How could I have been so blind! I looked around and this color is everywhere in my living and dining room! The best part is that I am using spray paint this time so it will only take me about a 1/2 hour instead of 4 hours.
These chairs may have one the battle, or several battles, but I am darn well going to win the war! So tonight I am turning up the Rocky theme song (you've got it in your head now, don't you ;-))and getting to work!
Why is it that the simplest solutions that are right in front of you are so often missed? Sometimes I wonder if all these paint fumes are getting to me :-))