I can’t imagine the chairs turning out any better. I’m pleased as punch with the colors and the way my breakfast nook now shows off my style!
I should also mention that this project was inspired by my neighbor Sue and her daughter Kristen. They are incredibly creative and truly the best neighbors I could ever hope for.
Here’s how I did it:
- Pick paint colors by taking seat fabric to a local paint store. I chose an actual paint store (Guiry’s) over a big box store, because I wanted the paint colors to be right on and I wanted advice i could trust.
- Spray paint the wicker portion. Place a large piece of cardboard behind the chair while painting so everything in the garage doesn’t end up with a metallic finish!
- Let the spray paint cure for a while. I waited several days, but it’s not necessary to give it more than an hour or two.
- After the spray paint has dried, mask off the wicker portion. Be very detailed about this, as you want a nice crisp line when you paint the chair.
- Start Painting the chair using VERY THIN COATS. It is so much easier to add another coat of paint than to clean up drippy gooey edges. Also, i found that working from the bottom to the top of the chair meant I had more places to hold on to when I needed to tilt the chair in order to paint the hard to reach places.