Friday, March 11, 2011

Rainy day fun

So this is what I can see now from my kitchen after our "cheap transformation"...which is the dining room. And for some reason, every time I looked at it - I just see LOTS of brown. I mean I love brown, don't get me wrong, but for some reason, this sight started to bother me. With the wall color (which I love) and all the brown furniture, I decided it was time for a change. But a cheap change. Bold. Cheap. Good adjectives and description for house projects, right? :)

Enter this type of spray paint. No need for sanding. Sticks on wood. I did a test on some bar stools that the old owners of our house left that I was VERY happy with, so I bought a few (three) more cans on a Friday that I took off to "relax".

And what a wonderful day to be spray painting :) Garage door up, temperature was perfect (not too hot, not too cold) and some nice rain to remind me spring is just around the corner!!

So here they are - sans the seat cushions that my mom and I expertly recovered!

So 2 coats later on the 4 chairs - I give you the finished product and new view from my kitchen :) I love the black. Nice contrast. I'm up for ideas/thoughts/opinions on what to do with the table and china cabinet. Its all nice furniture, but we got it for cheap on craigslist, so I'm not shy to experiment. I was thinking first to do the whole table and then evaluate potential next steps....hmmm?? Decisions, decisions.

Close up of the chairs. It's funny and amazing what spray paint can do, huh? Especially the nice $6/can spray paint. Hey for an afternoon project with this result, the expensive stuff was well worth it because I didn't have to sand/paint every nook and cranny of these chairs!

Love it. Next project please with this fast of results :) If only they were all this easy and gave instant gratification right?!


  1. Thanks for the house tour today!!

  2. You could add a bright/contrasting colored rug in there too... But the chairs amazingly look so different :)