This was a project that began in May during the Spring tag sale season. I collected eight chairs for about $40 total. I’ve checked around and while tag sales and flea markets have the best prices on mismatched dining room or desk chairs, Goodwill is another great source and they run about $8 to $12 a chair. A few of the chairs needed a little glue and a good scrub. Once they were completely dry, we sanded them a little and then we (I use this term loosely, I mean my husband) used our Wagner Paint Sprayer to paint the chairs. In a few hours we had eight chairs ready to add to our DIY Farm Table. (More on that later). We already owned the paint sprayer from a previous project, but I have to say it’s the best $100 bucks we’ve spent. The guy at the Home Depot paint counter suggested we add floetrol to the paint and this made a huge difference as well.
Every project starts with a little inspiration. We knew we wanted to build a table and add chairs to use on our patio for dinner parties. The patio is made from blue-stone. We have a stone wall and steps leading to our backyard and so we took “colors” from the stone to create a look that would blend with the natural surroundings, but still have an impact. I’m going to talk more about the table my husband made using Hairpin Legs in a later post, but for the chair color we used a color Farrow & Ball calls “London Stone.” We used Behr paint from Home Depot, but to narrow down the color choices I consulted my F& B paint deck which made it a whole lot easier. Instead of selecting from hundreds of tan or stone colored paint chips, I selected from about eight.
We are ready for fall and outdoor dinner parties!