Burst of Colour Garden Chair!
Don't you just love seeing a burst of colour out in your yard, on your porch or in the garden? Sometimes spring doesn't bring all those colours just yet, and things are brown, gray and not quite in full bloom. I found this amazing chair at a thrift shop for $3 and knew I had to get it and spray paint it. It was the easiest DIY project I've done so far and when I gave it to my mother for this past Mothers Day, she was thrilled! It now sits in her back yard where summer blooms haven't come in yet. She loves this burst of colour out there!
Here is the old, dirty and delicate chair I got at the thrift store for $3.
Seat details. I just gave it a good cleaning and was ready to go!
I spray painted some primer on to the chair. I used Zinsser's Bulls Eye 1-2-3.
I gave it a quick two coats of primer.
I used Krylon's Sweet Cream spray paint and gave it two good coats, with additional touch ups here and there.
I've seen many garden chairs, or planter chairs, with holes made into the seats, then some type of basket, moss-lined receptacle made to contain a plant, but I opted to go the easy route for a couple of reasons - 1, it's easier! 2, I was afraid of ruining the thin seat material and having it crack and look terrible. 3, I found the perfect plant, already potted so prettily and just had to have it! The plant was $25 at WalMart and the colours of the flowers and the pot were just perfect for this chair. Just set the pot onto the seat and it's done.
My mother LOVES her burst of colour flower chair! She says guests compliment on it all the time and she loves seeing so much prettiness in the springtime. Mission accomplished. :)
Published May 26th, 2015 8:05 AM