Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spray Painting a Wooden Chair

I've been very busy around the house with spray paint.  Everything that is wood, or metal, or ceramic has taken a hiding place in the corner for fear of getting a new color.  We just announced our 2nd design challenge and this is where some of the inspiration came from.

Child's chair-before

Red chair

This project was very simple.  I sanded the entire chair down with a 100 grit sandpaper and then used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Wood spray paint {in cherry red}.  Make sure to do this outdoors on a good day with no wind, away from the house {the smallest wind can pick up the spray paint and start decorating for you- not good}.  This paint dries in about 10 minutes so I applied a couple coats back to back.  After I let it sit overnight, I sanded it down with 320 grit sandpaper, and applied a Lacquer gloss spray paint to the chair.  I also did a couple coats of this.

Don't you think it adds a nice color pop to the room?

Go here for more details and to enter the design challenge for a chance to win a toddler bed.  For this challenge, you can change the color of anything in your house, using whatever you want.  Paint a wall, change out your pillows, hang a new picture, or frames so it adds a different feel to your room.  If you have any questions, be sure to let us know.



Melanie said...

You know, I seriously considered entering the contest today when I found my 2-year-old covered in green paint, with more of her artwork all over our carpet. If that isn't adding color, I don't know what is.

I'll try to come up with something else.

Sheila said...

Looks fantastic!
Did you have to prime at all before you spray painted?

deb said...

No, I didn't use any primer on this project and it turned out just fine.

natalia said...

sanding after you paint, didn't cause any damage to the red paint?