Plain Old Chair Until a Little Mexican Inspiration Hits!

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I had been wanting to do a "planter chair" for a while and finally found just the right chair to start with.
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This is how I got this girl. Not in bad shape - but she's in definite need of a make over.
She had some paint chips that needed to come off - So I used Citristrip (safe for indoor use - no harsh fumes).
Dabbed the Citristrip on with a toothbrush to just the areas that needed paint removed. (I used it for spot use on this project - but I've also used it on full pieces. I love this stuff!)
Stripping done but still a bit of a "hot mess". Time for sanding.
Sanded this baby down starting with coarse, then medium, then finally fine grade sandpaper. I didn't "fix" any of her natural "aging" (in other words - I did not fill any cracks or splits - I wanted this girl to look aged, but HOT!)
I determined how big the hole should be....sized it up.
My husband cut the hole out for me. Time to sand the hole.
Checked to make sure the sizing was right by inserting the pot. Time to paint!
I used Valspar Color Radiance spray paint (it's paint & primer in one & drip free) in Flat White to cover the chair.
I then painted the accents, added a few final touches and voila! My Mexican inspired planter chair!

Suggested materials:

  • Citristrip  (Lowe's)
  • Valspar Color Radiance Flat White  (Lowe's)

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  • MHRooster
    on Jun 11, 2016

    What kind of accent paint did you use and did you seal the paint?

    • Jan's Garden Art
      on Jun 12, 2016

      I used Valspar color samples to paint the details and yes, the chair is sealed.

  • Carol
    on Jun 12, 2016

    Love the decoration on the chair back. Did you paint that by hand or is it a decal or stencil?

  • Christine
    on Jul 2, 2016

    That looks really nice. What did your husband use to cut the whole?

    • Jan's Garden Art
      on Jul 5, 2016

      A Jigsaw and then he smoothed it out with a dremel. Circle was drawn using a compass.

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