You can spray paint a chair in 5 minutes flat. Just apply several thin coats of paint one after the other. A heavy coat of paint will result in paint runs or drips.
If you were here last week for my desk makeover you know I was on the hunt for a desk chair. I found one although I wasn’t expecting to find it at the junk shop. And the chair wasn’t one I would have immediately selected to go with the desk. But I think it works. I would appreciate you guys giving me your opinion on the chair.
I painted the chair a softer gold than the knobs on the dresser. There was two reasons for that. One is I didn’t have enough of the spray paint I used on the knobs to paint the chair and the second reason was I thought the bold, shiny gold would compete too much with the desk. I wanted the chair to compliment the desk and I think it does.
One of the two identical chairs I purchased at the junk shop. You can’t really lose for $5. Once I got the chair home I looked at the back which was the prettiest detail and also an unusual one. I haven’t seen a chair like this one before. I decided the chair would look great with the desk.
In a comment on the desk post Gloria suggested using red paint under metallic gold and blue paint under silver metallic paint. I had never heard that before but it makes since. The only red spray paint or red primer spray paint I had was a barnwood looking red so I used it to prime the chair.
I mentioned earlier that I didn’t have enough of the gold I used on the desk knobs to cover the chair so I started trying various metallic colors I had on my paint shelf . Hence the copper, gold, and greenish gold colors on the chair in the photo above. I have 6 cans of gold spray paint that came from an auction and the gold has a greenish cast to it. Not my favorite.
I finally tried the Brushed Metallic Caramel Latte from Krylon and the color is really pretty. I would say it’s more gold than latte color and it is a soft metallic, not in your face.
And that’s the color I ended up with. So pretty. I love the way the spray paints covered the wood chair. Sometimes the wood really soaks up spray paint or either it doesn’t cover well at all. This did.
And when I put the chair with the desk I painted last week..... . POW. Or as Emeril would say…..BAM. I like the chair, a lot. What do you guys think?
Is the softer gold okay against the really bold gold knobs of the desk? In the interest of full disclosure the metallic knobs and the chair do not sparkle and shine unless they are in the proper light. This is the thing with metallic paint. So the chair is closer to a very light brown with no shine when it doesn’t have a lot of light on it.
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Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.