This is a picture of the chairs I had on display at Noyes Art Gallery. If you look around, you will find some old chairs that are sound, but in need of a face lift. I painted the canvas seats that cover two of the chairs. To start, just sand all the shiny off of them if they are stained and varnished. Then put a coat of primer on, after it has dried start painting! Remember, you can always paint over it if you don't like it, so don't worry about making a mistake. If you purchased your chair from a thrift store or
garage sale, you don't have that much in it even if you do think you ruined it. But, again, if you don't like what you have done, paint over it. The key is to have fun.
This is a close up of the painted daisy seat. This was done on canvas with acrylic paints.
The Body of the chair I painted with spray paint and then embellished with paint pens and acrylic paints. The spray paint is fast, but is not as durable as painting it by hand. I used several coats of spray sealer also. Again, the spray sealer is not as durable as hand painting the polyurethane on.
Here is a picture of the "Sit and Dream" Chair. Has on the rim "Oh how I love to sit and dream"... Hand painted with acrylic paint, then 4 coats of polyurethane.This chair was purchased on the "Junk Jaunt" held every year in Nebraska. Hundreds of miles of garage sales! I was in 7th heaven. My sister Mary Ann and I went together in my van and had to come back and unload once. Hmmmm.... I think I still have some of the "junk" at her place! Catch you later, Carolyn