Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chair Redo

 In June I found this wood chair at a thrift store for $7 and wanted to paint it yellow to use at Mia's Pink Lemonade birthday party and for her birthday pics. It was the first time I had ever spray painted anything and let me tell you it was a nightmare! LOL...So many people told me I didn't need to sand it or prime it first (bad advice for this particular chair!). Without sanding it the paint just didn't want to stick in different places and it took 4 cans of spray paint since I didn't prime it. In pictures it looked ADORABLE, so that was all that really mattered, but every day I looked at it in person it just bothered me that I did a sloppy job, so I decided to repaint it, only dark pink this time to match the girls' room :) I also want to use it as a photo prop, but at least it will be cute in their room when I'm not using it for pics.
 Look how cute the yellow looked for Mia's birthday pics! I'm a little sad I don't have a yellow chair anymore, but figure I can paint a new yellow chair next summer :)
 Anyway, the other day I decided to use an electric sander to really sand it down to get it ready to be repainted.
I went to Home Depot and picked out the shade of pink I wanted and bought it with the primer in it to save me a step! :) I wish the lighting was better, I took this at night in my kitchen with the flash. I'll post pics after I use it in a photo shoot. This is just one coat so today I'm going to touch up the areas that need a little more paint, but so far I'm really happy with it. My two year old came into the kitchen last night while I was painting and kept saying, "Pink chair? Wooks bootiful. Pink is pwetty!"  It was so cute to hear her call it beautiful. This is her favorite color :) I'm excited for it to be completely finished but wanted to show you a sneak peek for now!