Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'm hooked on spray painting.  Not for the fumes, that's just a bonus.  I kid.  I'm hooked on it because it easily changes the look of something in moments.  It also dries quickly.  I like quick projects!

My sis and her family are moving in with me, temporarily, next week.  I wanted to give the guest room a little lift so they feel a little more comfortable when they arrive.  I picked up these lamps at Garden Ridge a few months back for $7 each.  I was going to put them in my bedroom but figured they'd be better suited for the guest room.

I gave them a quick coat of brown primer and then hit them with a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Hammered "Dark Bronze" paint.
I like that they are two different shapes
but have the same finish now.

These are the finished products with
shades from Target I had picked up a while back.

While I was waiting for the coat of paint to dry on the lamp, I was relaxing on my patio chairs.  I was trying to think of a way to make the two sets seem more like a matched set when I remembered a post from one of my favorite blogs, YoungHouseLove.  They gave their patio chairs a face lift with a simple coat of paint in this post.

These are the Young House Love chairs.

I primed and painted my chairs with the same Hammered paint I used on the lamps.  They couldn't look better!

Solid brown is the new version, the stripes are the old version.

I love the way the texture came out once they were a solid color.  I just painted one for now to make sure the paint would hold up on this surface.  It's been a week and it has held up beautifully.  Once we recover from the Noah like rains we've been having here this week, I'll give the other chair it's makeover and I'll have a matching set again.  Not too bad for a little spray paint!  What else can I paint?

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  1. I might have to do this to ours. They all match right now but its not good :|

  2. Hi I just came across your post and was wandering how did the chairs hold up. I am thinking in spray painting mine but dont know if I should do the seat or just the frame.


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