This dining set had two arm chairs and four side chairs. Of course, the laminate-topped table was not needed, so I posted it on CL for free. Talk about a lot of responses! Anyhow, I got the Queen Anne style chairs outside for a quick spray with some Cover Stain primer - after sanding with 220, of course.
The seats definitely had to be recovered. The fabric was pretty gross.
First I removed the seats, and numbered the seat and the chair (it's really dark in the picture)so I knew which ones went where. Thank goodness I'm not a total idiot, or putting the seats back on would've been hell!
By the time I actually got the primer sprayed on, it was dark out. And so cold the primer was running and sagging like crazy. Maybe I am an idiot after all.
I chose to use BM Satin Impervo in Cloud White for the finish coat.
This paint looks great when dry, but it's kind of hard to work with. Mainly, it dries super fast during application. I found myself catching drips just a minute after the fact, and they were already setting up. Work fast with this paint!
Painting these chairs by hand was a painful experience. All those curves were mocking me and my paintbrush. But, the final product was very nice. I'm very happy with the sheen, the hard finish and the color. Here they are around an imaginary table, having a chair conference. I ended up doing three coats just to be sure everything was covered.
The arm chairs are a pain in my ass because one arm is detached, with the screw broken off inside the chair back. I have no idea how to get it reattached, so I'm concentrating on these four for now. I also need to figure out how to recover the chair seats with this fabulous 'Key West' fabric in chocolate.
I'm having my mom help me because somehow I doubt Shaun will be a good helper. I'm envisioning crooked patterns, general whining and other nonsense!
It is going to look great, don't you think?