These red adirondack chairs are one of my all time favorite Diy projects! And with Spring around the corner, I thought the timing couldn't be better if your looking for a little warm weather inspiration for your next outdoor project!
In my opinion, spray paint is a DIYer's best friend! Let me list the reasons why:
- Inexpensive...I've said this before but paint is cheap!
- Easy...just point and spray. Now of course you need to spray long even strokes holding the can 8 - 10 inches from your target. Also, remember to apply several thin coats of paint.
- Fun...I think of all the Do-it-Yourself projects out there, spray painting is one of my favorites, and often provides instant gratification.
- Economical...did I mention spray paint is cheap. Let me reiterate this...you will save $$ on every project!
These old adirondack chairs had seen better days that's for sure! Yup, they were old, faded, cracked, and just plain wore out. So much so, that I was undecided as to wether I should renew em' or just trash em'! But the Diy Diva in me came out and go the job done. Yup, I revamped these babies with spray paint!
Here's a run down of the steps I took to complete this project. First, I lightly sanded the wood and removed all loose dirt and paint. Second, I applied two coats spray primer - Killz is my primer of choice. Third, I applied several thin coats of spray paint in Rust-Oleum's Regal Red. And finally, I applied one light coat of Polyurethane protective clear finish.
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So now that these old chairs are renewed again, I am thrilled with the result, and can't wait to kick back with the Hubby this Spring/Summer. That's the beauty of DIY projects...it's all about taking old pieces and givin' em' new life...and for me there's nothing more rewarding!
What outdoor Diy projects can you tackle this Spring?