One of my favorite DIY projects was refurbishing a trio of barstool chairs. I bought a set, that were the perfect height, from Eastern Market. Circa 1940s, these chairs had a few scratches, but otherwise in great condition. All the hours of HGTV had taught me the power of paint and elbow grease and so I gave these chairs a makeover.


I chose spray paint because it is the easiest way to get an even, all-over coat. Instead of heading to the local hardware store, I went to an art supply store to find a wider range of colors. I found this wonderful olive green that complemented my kitchen back splash. Additionally, I removed the rust and repainted the legs in a matte black.


I loved the final product and the transformation it made from old to new. When embarking on your own DIY project involving spray paint, here are a few important things to keep in mind:

1. The quality of your work is dependent in the quality of your prep work. Take time to sand, clean, and tape.

2. Use short and sweeping strokes to prevent pooling and drips

3. Prime before painting, it will save you from having to paint multiple coats

4. Be patient, a project like this can take a couple of days to complete


IFB Project #99

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