Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Progress Made…Progress Delayed

Remember that chair that was on my mile long project list?

If you missed that post, the chair was the only one of the original dining chairs that remained with my dining set that I bought from my grandmother.

Needless to say, it was in pretty bad shape. I’m sure wiping it down could have done it a world of good, but I was wanting more than that. I wanted it to have a new life. Didn’t it deserve that?

The Before:

Before Chair

Pretty disgusting, huh?

Well, not anymore! I bought three cans of spray paint {different colors, of course}. I tried the first one, which turned out to be a little more silver than I was wanting. It DID NOT go with my re-upholstered cushion.

Within ten minutes, it had changed colors twice! I decided to try ivory next, and I fell in love immediately! It now has a home by my desk, but for the photo’s sake I moved it to the back bedroom where I had the best lighting.

The After:

Chair Project

Are you liking what you see?

As for the desk project, it has been delayed due to uncooperative weather. I’m sorry, but there is NO WAY I’m getting out in the ridiculous cold weather that my body is not accustomed to.  Another problem is that I still can’t find our handy-dandy mouse sander, which gets into all the nooks and crannies. Maybe I’ll have some luck this weekend!

Until then, it will remain looking like this!