A few weeks ago, we found an old chair that was on the roadside awaiting the bulk rubbish collection. We bought it home as we had a vision on how we could transform it from someone’s old cast off furniture, into a signature piece that we could use at home and as a photo prop. You can see how we prepared the wooden chair in this post.
The final stage was to spray paint the chair. To do this, the man of the house, moved our cars from the garage and then spread some old sheets (that we use as drop sheets) over the floor of our garage to protect it from the paint. We decided to paint the chair in the garage as it was very windy outside.
He propped the chair on top of an old box to make it easier to get under and around the chair. Then he spray painted the chair. He wore a face mask as the fumes inside the garage were quite strong. He used a full can of White Knight Squirts on the first coat. He allowed the chair to dry which took around an hour. Then sprayed a second coat of paint.
Squirts is a quick drying, hard wearing, enamel paint. It gave a terrific finish to our chair, with a smooth coverage, and it looks very professional. It was so easy to use and at around $8.00 a can, it makes for a inexpensive makeover. Squirts comes in a wide range of colours. I think we will be on the lookout for more furniture to paint.
We couldn’t be happier with how our chair has been transformed from an old colonial style wooden chair into a bright, modern chair. It is such a lovely shade of red.
We have been having fun using our new chair as a photo prop with some of our quilts and sewing projects.
We can’t wait to find some more old furniture to transform.
Disclosure: We were provided with the White Knight Rust Guard All Purpose Primer and White Knight Squirts to use in this project. All opinions and photographs are our own.