Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pretty Lavender Chair

I did a project, me! I don't do many since I am busy in my garden, writing poems, etc.
I have two old white lawn chairs that were mottled with gray, so I was inspired by a fellow blogger.
Several years ago she wrote about Fusion Krylon spray paint for plastic chairs so I bought Lavender color and sprayed one of the chairs. If you are that blogger, let me know in a comment so I can give you credit. I think the color is Gum Drop, there is a little label on the can that says that; the can top shows the color.
Instead of mottled splochy grey and white it is now a pretty color.
This picture above doesn't show the full loveliness of the new color, but it gives the idea.
Here is a before and after with the unpainted chair on the left.

Sad old chair above with grey splotches.
Above is the pretty lavender chair that looks completely new. The spray paint covers beautifully.
I used almost one can of spray paint which cost about $7 and next I will buy the turquoise color and clean and spray the sad white and gray chair for a festive new look. I spray painted outdoors in the garden.
Our patio will look so festive you may want to come to visit.
PLEASE FRIENDS WEAR GOGGLES WHILE USING SPRAY PAINT!!!!
I accidentally sprayed toward my face on my first attempt and my glasses protected my eyes. No harm done, but I went to urgent care, my son drove me there. So from now on when I use spray paint I wear PROTECTIVE  GOGGLES. BE SAFE.
And beautify your lawn furniture!
Tete in her blog Beyond the Garden Gate is the gal who gave me the tip about the Fusion spray paint. Her blog has oodles of flower photos, lilacs today among others, so go over and say hi to her at http://tete-beyondthegardengate.blogspot.com/ if you like.

55 comments:

Amrita said...

Love it

GRACE PETERSON said...

These are gorgeous chairs even without the pain. I love the rose motif on the top. But, wow, you did a great job with the spray paint. They look brand new. Goggles--good idea!

Happyone said...

What a difference. Came out great. I love the color.

thisisme said...

Wow! What a transformation! I love the colour. I'm sure you're delighted with the result.

Tete said...

I posted last summer using this gum drop color and many others! We painted everything we could with all the pretty colors and even did a croquet set with them. Glad you spruced things up there! Sorry about the scare with your eyes! Even in the wind- you need wrap around glasses or goggles. They have a great handle with a trigger that you can attach to the top of the can and it is so much easier to use. They have them right next to the spray paint at Walmart!

Mari said...

That's amazing! It turned out great!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Very pretty chairs, and what a difference with the new paint job. You did great!

FlowerLady

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Lovely! And thanks for the tip about wearing goggles.

Decadent Housewife said...

Love, love your chairs! This just may have to happen over here too.

Denise said...

Beautiful job. Glad your eyes are ok.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Adore it! So bright and fresh looking!

Debbie said...

I think it looks happy and fabulous! I'm trying to step out of my box and paint some happy colors like that.

(And I can go one better to the eyes. I once stuck my head to close to the box I was painting the inside of and sprayed my nostrils.

Yes... It was gross.
It was probably a drug of some sort too. That part wasn't so funny.

Joyful said...

Beautiful! You've selected two wonderful colours for the chairs and they look fabulous ;-) Glad you enjoyed creating. Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

Love what you've done with the chairs, Terra. Very, very nice. Susan

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It looks brand new! I LOVE spray paint!
One time I had spray paint on my face because of spraying on a windy day!
Warmly,
deb

Crystal Mary said...

Hey Mate, how great!!! I love the design of that chair, and you have re-vamped it with that lovely colour. Good on you!! Well done...It would have been a shame to leave them looking dingy.At ties we need to be spruced up also. xx

Laurie said...

I love the color! I've never painted plastic chairs before, I'll have to try it!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The chair looks lovely and the color is so pretty.

I was running around yesterday spray pointing my metal plant stands and trellis. I sprayed the paint upward onto the trellis and a slight wind blew it back at me and left a film on my glasses. I did not feel any get into my eyes though. It is fun making old things look new again and recycling items that might have gone in a landfill.

Simply Shelley said...

Very pretty....I have been wondering about how well plastics take paint. From the looks of your beautiful chair...works very well. I like the color...blessings

Jenny said...

Gum drop is a beautiful color!

Can't wait to see the second chair!

I love the detail on the back of these gems!

PS. Glad your eyes were okay.

Patty said...

Looks as though you did a terrific job. Lavender is one of my favorite colors, I love it. Thanks for your visit.

Star said...

I love that colour. What a difference it has made to you chairs. Can't wait to see what you do for the Christmas one?

Laurie said...

I love it and now you can sit in this beauty and do your writing,

LadyCat said...

Wow...what a great transformation! It does look like a new chair and I love the color.
I'm so sorry to hear about your eyes...glad you are alright.

20 North Ora said...

That certainly brightened up your garden and lawn. Great job!

Judy

Carol Z said...

This looks so pretty. I love lilacs and this keeps the lilac look all year. Wishes for a wonderful Mother's Day!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Terra, such a pretty color. Sometimes it's nice to have a different color in the garden except white. Glad you had your glasses on..Happy Saturday..Judy

Diane Writes said...

Hi Terra! Thank you for the comment you left in my "sad mother's day" post. I really appreciate it, especially when I know that the words came from a great mother herself.

I love your chair makeover. Though I love white, I also love the refreshing lavender.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Happy Mother's Day!

Friko said...

Pink and purple chairs, now there’s a novelty.

Maple Lane said...

I love lavender and you did a great job. Thankful your eyes were safe and thanks for the tip.

Country Mouse said...

Great way to avoid putting more plastic into landfill/recycle! We had a bathroom stool we didn't need- white - and sprayed it dark green - now it's a lovely portable little stool for sitting anywhere in the garden!

Ginny said...

This is AWESOME SO very pretty and you did a great job! I cannot wait to see the next one! Will you sit them side by side? I think I would have chosen the exact same color.

Gattina said...

What a difference ! the chairs look like new !

S. Etole said...

Such a pretty new look.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Nice! Looks better than new in it's new lavendar coat. Great accent pieces for your garden.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Well done darling!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Terra Sweetie...
Oh how lovely your chair looks reconditioned. The lilac color is so peaceful and pretty. I can't wait to see it combined with a turquoise colored one. I know the combination will be gorgeous.

So sorry to hear about the eyes and the spray paint. Thank God you were not hurt. It can be very dangerous. Hubby always keeps several pair in the garage by my canned spray paint as a reminder. Just like the latex gloves.

Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and saying hi. I am so happy to be back and blogging again. I have missed you my friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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Annesphamily said...

Oh Terra I love your new look for those pretty chairs! A little paint goes a long way! Glad you are ok but protective googles are a safe bet when doing most projects like this! Thanks for sharing.

Grammy Staffy said...

OK you have inspired me to go get some of that paint and paint mine. They need it and I thought they were a lost cause. Thanks for the idea. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lura

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I guess that could be my chair of honor! heehee! I love lavender...turquoise, too! What a nice job! I would love to paint our chairs!

Art and Sand said...

It is amazing the difference in your chairs. I have 3 grayed plastic chairs that I cover with slipcovers when we have a party. I might just try spray painting them.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

I have those same chairs. I loved them too. I say loved because I too sprayed them with something for plastic.. I think the same stuff.. and its peeling off after one season even tho we put them away for winter. :( I hope since you are in CA they will last longer then here where its more damp.

Karen June Miller said...

What a wonderful facelift! I hope you snap a photo of all of them together when you are through.

Karen
Idaho

Gwen Buchanan said...

Great job and cheery.. they are just waiting for you to sit and enjoy your garden now!!

xinex said...

Really pretty, Terra. Good job!....Christine

awal.ny said...

I have always wanted to try painting a plastic chair. So it really does work. Thank you for stopping by my gardens.

Angie said...

Thankyou for dropping by my place ....I think your chairs are gorgeous. I also think that your muffin recipe, on your other blog, sounds yummy. xx

BumbleVee said...

Oh, no..!! I couldn't help myself though...I laughed out loud,Terra....sorry...... my bad!!

I've done the same thing.... with hair spray and other spray bottles...... it ..just ...kinda happens....

June said...

I so agree about the goggles Terra. I have done that with other sprays too. Scary!
I love how beautifully the chair has turned out. The color is amazing and I imagine looks so lovely in the garden.
sending hugs...

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
I think it's a great idea to spray paint your chairs in different colors! The turquoise one will look lovely. I like the spring colors - very nice on the patio during the spring and summer months.

Love,
~Sheri

RobinL said...

That's just my kind of garden makeover. I love bright colors in my garden, just like your lavender chair. Lovely!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Wow! That turned out great! Glad you had on your glasses, and they protected your eyes. Also, beautiful poem in your Memorial Day post. laurie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Amazing! and I love the color.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Nice pops of color. Festive.