Spring Green Cottage Chairs

March 25, 2010

Last week, I picked up a pair of dusty chairs at a thrift store.  I loved the classic cottage shape and the cheap price, but the finish was so grungy.  I brought them home and sanded them down to the raw wood, removing all the dirt and grime.  Then I gave them a fresh coat of spring green paint ! 

Here they are Before . . .

chairs before 2

. . . and After

chairs after painted

All it took was half an hour of sanding and and an hour of painting to give them a fresh new look with some paint and a little distressing !

The chairs were covered in grime when I found them.  Ewww.

dirt and grime 

Nothing that can’t be solved with some coarse sandpaper . . .

sandpaper treatment


A fresh coat of paint from my stash – this is Dutch Boy #582-03

dutch boy paint


A little distressing along the edges with more sandpaper . . .

distress edges


And that’s it !   I plan to give them a coat of Polycrylic this weekend. 

chairs after painted


I love the casual cottage look and the distressed edges !

distressed edges


I simply never get tired of spring green and white.

spring greens and chair


Isn’t the power of paint magically delicious ? 

Welcome Spring !


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