July 13, 2009

Revamped Adirondack Chairs



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? 



   




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24 comments:

  1. I love this. I bought a bench last year at a garage sale and have been trying to decide on what to do with it. I may do this while the kids are out of town. Will keep you posted!
    ~In My Pink Heels

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  2. They look wonderful - what a great revamp.
    I recently bought my first can of spray paint, but have yet to find courage to wield it for real!

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  3. Ack!! There are two of these on craigslist and the seller won't get
    back to me! I want them so bad and want to do red too! Love these!!

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  4. I LOVE them in red!! And I love the pillows you picked, too!

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  5. I need to get myself a couple of these chairs! I've always wanted them and they look fabulous made over in red. Welcome to blogging Jane.

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  6. Those chairs look fabulous, great job! I ♥ spray paint too!

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  7. What a great transformation! Well done~love the red.

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  8. Red, my favorite color. What doesen't look great red. You are so right about spray paint it can fix anything. Have you tried the handle you attach to a spray can that has a handle grip? It makes it so much easier to paint.

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  9. I love your chairs, so bright and cheery. Never underestimate the power of spray paint.

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  10. Ohhh love the red and love the little pillows! These are really awesome!

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  11. looks just beautiful!
    I'm tempted to spray my tan plastic one with the red fusion spray I have in the basement!
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. What a fresh and beautiful twist on an old theme! I can feel the positive energy... just by looking at them! ~Nards

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  13. These look divine! You might get a kick out of my recent Adirondack Chair post..., here's the link:

    http://www.completely-coastal.com/2009/07/adirondack-chair-from-mountains-to.html

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  14. My favorite RED..I have two of those chairs hubby made for me last year, and OF COURSE painted red also...I'm itching to put them in my front yard once again...hurry up warmer weather!! I love the pillows..That is what I'm on a hunt now for to get.

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  15. I agree about spray paint. I have been spray painting everything these days! LOL Love, love, love those chairs!!!!

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  16. I know I commented before, but here i am again...Today I plan on putting my chairs out in the front yard!! Now to get me those pillows.

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  17. I love those chairs, and the pillows on them too! And I'm a big spraypaint fanatic. There are some things in the yard that get a new color every summer!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  18. spray paint does wonders!They are beautifully red. Mica

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  19. The chairs look great, add a cold beverage of choice and you have summer bliss!

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  20. Your chairs are fantastic! I just love the red in the garden. Makes it all look so cheery.

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  21. Just beautiful! And those complimentary pillows are so nice, too! Of course, in my opinion, everything goes great with red!

    Mister is anti-spray paint - he says there's more air than paint in those cans. Me, I like quick and easy! Bring on the can!

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