My new workplace is almost finished. Yes, I know, I am a slow blogger but hopefully that will change when I am settled in my new space. To refresh your memory, here is a popular tutorial about an ice cream parlor chair.
Let me start this post that I loved painting this darling chair! I had some worries about her, but no, it was a fun project. In my last post I wrote about a secretary desk that I bought from Deb. Well, in her garage I noticed four rusty and crusty ice cream parlor chairs…yes, I was ready to buy. But Deb explained that this furniture was her uncle’s and she had to ask him first. So I left with the secretary desk but without the chairs. About 2 months later I received an email from Deb (don’t you love people like Deb) asking me if I still wanted the chairs…you can guess what happened next. Here is the before picture:
Lots of rust and it needed a seat. No worries, I started with lots of soap and scrubbers and brushes. It worked and I managed to clean the dirt and grime and some of the rust (not all). Even the rusty screws came loose fairly easy! I knew that this chair was not going to be used outside, so I primed the chair with Zinsser water based primer and plain latex. If you paint a chair like this and you are planning to use it outside, by all means use a primer and paint for metals (Rustoleum). I did not have that problem, I only had to find the perfect “purple” paint. First I had a heather or soft amethyst in mind but that did not look right, so I ended up with BM crocus petals purple. Isn’t she lovely?