I am in patio furniture Hades! Good thing it's such a beautiful day and I'm enjoying the sunshine, all while cursing!
So I got the 2nd coat of turquoise spray paint (Valspar Mediterranean) on the bamboo dining chairs and encountered a problem...
Can you see the white spots? It doesn't matter how many times I spray over it they come back. Okay, so what does a girl do? Ya just "go with it", right?
So, I went in to my painting tub of tricks and found some dark walnut stain, which I proceeded to wipe haphazardly all over the chair (you would be laughing at me -- I used an oven mit to apply most of the stain and a toothbrush to get into the nooks & crannies!)
And here's the result...
The chair I experimented on has a rung missing in the back....imperfectly beautiful, just like me, ha!
So what do you think? Hot mess? I think I may go back with some umber paint and really darken it up in spots.
These chairs are going to look like they came out of an old, crusty barn when I'm done with them!
Oh and I ran out of turquoise paint (imagine that!) so I'm thinkin' I may just stain the table, to provide some contrast. Good? Bad?
And finally, I ordered the glass top for the table today and I'm still looking for cushions, but I'm thinking about a white background with a coral print or maybe even something very natural looking like burlap. Leave it to me to do things backwards! Should have found the cushions first!
Oh and here's a funny sidenote (I think I'm rambling which is probably due to the spray paint fumes!) -- I went to Garden Ridge a couple of days ago to see about replacement cushions for my patio furniture and they had crap for selection. So disappointed in them in the last couple of years! I did, however, find a really cute bronze lantern for $12 and I got suckered in to buying 4 patio lounge chairs for $30 a piece! Great deal, but the chairs look...well...like patio chairs and totally don't fit into the Indian/beachy/bohemian oasis I'm envisioning, like these...
So, the "I'm going to be lazy & not think" chairs are going back to the store tomorrow. I'm such a sucker for a sale! You?
Hope everyone is having a great day!