These were the chairs that we picked up for only $20. They needed a bit of TLC, but we knew we could fix them up to look beautiful again!
Adirondack Chair Makeover (for the Kids!)
Love these adirondack chairs for kids! These DIY painted adirondack chairs make a perfect fun outdoor space for your children to sit in and enjoy the summer! Find more great DIY home decor and renovation ideas on our blog, Love Create Celebrate.
I’ll explain all of the steps to revamping your own adirondack chairs for kids below.
How to Give Your Adirondack Chairs a Makeover:
Revamping old furniture is soooo easy! If you have any broken pieces, you'll have to address those first.
Building a New Adirondack Chair Slat:
If you happen to have a chair with a broken slat at the back (or anywhere really!), here’s an easy way to fix up those pieces.
First we unscrewed the slat from the chair so that we could use it as a template for the new slat.
We measured the width of the first slat, and used a table saw to cut a 2×4 piece down to the same width. Then we lined up one edge of the slat with the edge of the board, and traced the other edge of the slat all the way up. When the slat ended, we just used a straight edge to follow the line all the way up the board.
Next we cut the 2×4 board along that line. Then we got ready to cut the proper curve and height. Then we cut the top of the new slat along the curve we just drew.
The final step was to router the edges of the slat.
Prepping the Adirondack Chairs for a Makeover:
Sanding down the chairs is the first step, and the most important step in getting a smooth finish. Before we could paint, we used an aeresol primer to prime all sides of the chair.
Painting Adirondack Chairs
You can stain your chairs, but we chose to paint them with a quality outdoor paint. We did about 1.5 coats of paint total.
Our Finished Adirondack Chairs for Kids:
How cuuuuuute are these chairs?! The girls went shopping with me to help me pick out a pillow for the chairs and luckily we found the PERFECT one with both green and purple florals to tie the two chairs together.
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