Vintage Metal Folding Patio Chairs
DIY Spray Painted Metal Chairs with Caning
This was a super easy DIY patio chair project, using only 2 cans of spray paint! Remember those four metal folding chairs I picked up at the Country Living Fair? Well I knew right away exactly where they were going to go (my Patio Table desperately needed some chairs). And I knew they were going to get a few coats of spray paint, I just didn't know which color they would be.
So I played around a little before deciding on the final color. You can see my first two choices here. Liked them both, but not enough to live with. The light blue was just too light, and didn't look different enough than the original chairs, and the pink didn't go with the patio table, although it was pretty cool. I was really hoping one of those would work because I had them both on hand, but since they didn't, off to Home Depot I went, and there, the green color was speaking to me.
I'm not going to bore you with details about how I spray painted them, because that's all pretty straightforward. But here's what I used: two cans of Rustoleum Painter's Touch (I think the color is Eden, but I will confirm next week) and a makeshift drop cloth. I highly recommend the Rustoleum spray paint. It sprays so nicely. In a previous post I mentioned that Michaels had a better color selection than Home Depot, and while that's true, I don't think you can compare the quality and ease of use of the two. The Krylon I used on the light blue didn't have nearly the coverage of the Rustoleum. It was a lot more work for less output. But, onto the the transformation.
My favorite thing about the color transformation is that it makes that beautiful caning stand out even more. I just loved the design of these chairs because of that caning (and my affection is certainly strengthened by the fact that they were made in the USA!). I'm loving how they look with the free Patio Table and my Laminated Tablecloth!
I know, I went with my traditional green and blue color scheme, but it's just what felt right to me here. I'll branch out on colors with some projects soon, I promise! In the meantime, my family's enjoying actually being able to sit down when we eat our dinners outside now :)