So one Tuesday morning, yes it was for sure a Tuesday since that’s garbage day on my street, I noticed these poor abandoned wicker chairs. They were set out at the curb waiting for some one with a little vision…or the garbage truck. Lucky for them, I came by before the garbage truck and I saw their potential.
Sure they were a little discoloured, a little past their prime, but nothing a little spray paint couldn’t fix. I knew they’d be perfect for our #12MonthsOfDIY challenge for June -spray paint.
I love spray paint, and these great little chairs are the perfect example of why -spray paint is such an easy way to transform so many things.
I didn’t really need to do anything to prep these chairs -they were already weathered and a bit rough probably from being outside. Other than that they were in great shape, the wicker wasn’t cracked or coming apart or broken anywhere.
The name of the game when spray painting is many, many light coats rather than trying to do one heavy one. A heavy coat will create runs in the paint. So be patient, and do lots of light coats until you have the coverage you want. Also with wicker, you need to spray from lots of different angles to get into all the grooves. So flip them over, turn them on their side, and flip them around to get all the nooks and crannies.
It took 4 cans of semi-gloss white to cover them -about $30 worth of paint, but all in all, since they were free, it was a pretty good investment. They still had an Ikea sticker on the bottom, $39 Can. on their website, in case you like their shape.
I put them in the corner of my yard. I’m spending lots more time out here lately since we have a brand new puppy. I thought this was the perfect project to add him posing in the corner, so you could “meet” him, although he doesn’t know “stay” yet so it was a little tricky, lol.
Oscar is a 10 week old Havanese puppy, who we’ve had with us for about a week and half now. We’re busy training him…or at least trying, which means lots of time in the garden for potty breaks. This little corner has a bit of shade and these little chairs are the perfect spot to sit when we’re out there.
I added a simple yarn tassel bunting, and these pretty geometric stamped pillows -see how to make them here. Now it’s the perfect little spot to sit.
With a Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover, life really is a party!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY Mod Podge project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!
From the top left, they are:
And, don’t forget to play along with us on Instagram, can’t wait to see your #junespraypaint #12monthsofdiy projects!