Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Impressionist Chair

These metal outdoor chairs are very much an Austin staple. We’ve found them at flea markets, garage sales and consignment stores. Without fail, they are always $40-$45. That’s why we jumped when we found this one for $20. Bad news: it was this heinous color.

Attaching a wire brush to the drill, Tim took off the cloud-like color, only to find it had quite a few other coats hiding. You can see from the close ups below that the finish looks like an impressionist painting. What was interesting to us was that by removing layers of paint, it revealed more depth – reverse painting, if you will.

1 comment:

  1. I love these chairs! We have a couple of them I sanded down and refinished. I snatch them up everytime I can when I find them that cheap, so great find! Also, I loved the succulents and the couch color!