Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to Paint Your Dining Room Chairs in an Afternoon... your dinner guests won't know what a slob you really are.  Ha!!!
I've done this routine SO MANY times over the years, that I have it down to a system.  You only have to make this "template" once and then use it on every chair after that.  It works like a charm and saves a ton of time. 

After the chair was covered with the newspaper template, I then hung it with strong wire from this A-frame you see below (which had a huge tarp under it the day I did this project).  While it was hanging, I sprayed the legs of the chair.  Next, the chair came down onto the tarp and I sprayed the back.  No matter... that since I procrastinated, I had to do it the afternoon before the occasion in 125 degree weather (kidding)...but it felt like it!  However, SO WORTH IT!!
Just look at what a neat and tidy homemaker I appear to be.  Notice I didn't have the guts to take any "before" pics.  Umm...Wow!  Why do we ignore things like this until we're forced to see just how bad it really is???  Or am I the only one?  : (     Hope not!

The dinner was a total success!   What a wonderful evening... with wonderful company.  : )


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You deserve a medal! :-D The day before? I would have never got it done and with the humidity here, they would probably still be tacky for several days.
I am really bad about putting things off now. Was not like that when I worked, as I was much more organized.

Scrap for Joy said...

I always say...If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done! You did a great job and your table looks very festive, I'm sure everyone felt very comfortable and welcomed!

marie said...

The chairs look great...that template is an awesome idea! So glad the party was a success.

Liz said...

You should see the chair under Ethan's booster seat. It's downright nasty. I have to take a razor blade to it every couple of months.

vivian said...

YOur chairs look perfect!
anytime I have company coming, I always walk through and look at what a total wreck I think everything is!
I bet your chairs were not even as bad as you thought they were! lol!
my chairs were made to look old and scratchy.. so no need to redo!
have a great sunday!

GrandmaBev said...

Great job on the chairs. You always amaze me with the things you do.

Willow said...

I have some chairs just like yours and have been wanting to paint them, but thought they would be too hard to do. I will try your template on them when I get the chance. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Look at how gorgeous your dining room table must have fed a LOT of people too.
I like your idea, and will remember it when my chairs need a touch up!

Mimi Sue said...

Man, I wish I had a nickle for every project I've done at the last minute! I'd be rich enough to have someone paint my chairs! They look great! Mimi

Joy said...

What a awesome idea! I cant imagine them being messy at all.

Mimi said...

GREAT IDEA,who would have thunk that????I can paint my chairs!!!I WILL PAINT MY CHAIRS!!!!
Great look, great idea on how to do it...and what a fun party you had!!!!
I KNOW HEAT!!I LIVE where it is HOT!!!

Celestial Charms said...

What a great idea of making a template. Your chairs look fabulous!

Busy As Can Be said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing! I am going to try it this weekend.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I too am a bit of a 'deadline' sort of person, I seem to work better under a bit of pressure! Your table & chairs look very inviting & I'm glad the dinner was a success! How could it not be?!! :D

Sandy said...

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Long time no hear from....could you email me the name of the place you went for the Bio Identical H T ????
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Joy said...

Just popping in to see how you are... I am worrying because you have posted lately.