Spring has arrived in Arizona and we Phoenicians just want to be outside! That is exactly how I felt when I chose this month’s DIY project for St. Vincent de Paul.
I found these vintage patio chairs, paint chipping and seats full of dust, just waiting for someone to take them home and make use of their fun, antique lines. Don’t they just have tons of potential?! I could just see good friends, sitting back on a cool Spring night, and enjoying a light dinner on the patio.
I started by dusting and chipping away the old paint with a light sander and a wet cloth. Then I removed the cushions and lay the chairs upside down. I start most of my spray paint projects this way, as it allows the paint to reach every angle, particularly on these spiral chairs.
Once the paint was dry, I rotated the chairs right side up, and continued to spray paint Rust Oleum's Eden, until finished.
While the paint dried, I went ahead and recovered the cushions, using a staple gun and some print fabric. The cushions were fairly compact, so it didn't take long to recover, but I did make sure to pull the fabric taut as I rotated and stapled.
Once the cushions were covered, I gave the dried chairs a few poly coats and voila! In just a few hours, I had a brand new patio set. Don’t those chairs just look happy!?!
Make sure to head over to the Sunnyslope SVdP to check them out in person. The address is 8231 N. 7th Street, Phoenix.