Good Bye White Plastic Chairs

Happy Thursday!  I hope you are doing well and life is good :-).

Thank you so much to all of you who have taken the time to stop by Project Queen and say hello, commented, and complimented me!  I’m really enjoying this creative outlet.  My Mom reminded me the other day of how much I enjoyed writing as a little girl.  I had completely forgotten that I used to write stories and poems.  I feel like I’m coming full circle….I hope you continue to stop by and say hello.  Don’t forget to spread the word about Project Queen!

There really are some amazing blogs out there.  I have a new appreciation for the time that is spent doing this.  You could easily make this a full time job with the research that needs to be done, the learning curve with understanding widgets, links, tags….not to mention learning photography!  This is something I REALLY need to work on.  The quality of my pictures need to be better, okay, okay I’m just going to say it…. THEY STINK!   Looking at new cameras and software….expensive hobby.  Anyway, be patient with me!  The pics will get better!!!  Speaking of pictures, I forget to take them! I will be in the middle of a project and think, “Oh shoot, I forgot to take a picture!”

Ready for the kiddo’s to go back to school?  I filled out my last emergency card for Morgan yesterday.  No more papers, PTA, emergency cards, school pictures.  Kinda sad.  Yet, I’m looking forward to the future and what it has to bring….not just for the kids, but for me and my hubby.  This time last year, I was a mess.  I felt like I was losing my identity.  Who am I going to be if I’m not a mother?  Duh…how about Steve’s wife?  How about a good friend?  How about getting to know who Mandy is and what Mandy wants?  Strange feeling, but I’m on board!

Check out my lawn chairs I painted!  Omgoodness.  I think this is one of my favorite projects because it was so easy, fast and made such a wonderful change to my backyard.  I love instant gratification.

 

I bought these chairs at Lowes.  They had a lot of different colors, but the colored ones (green, red, yellow) just weren’t the right color tones that I was looking for.  So I bought a putty/beige color and figured I’d just paint them the color I wanted.

This orange one didn’t get painted until later because I couldn’t decide on what color I wanted to paint it.  I didn’t want to paint it black because I have A LOT of black.  Besides, I wanted something bright and colorful in the back yard.  The hubby is opposed to anything pink or purple, and I didn’t want to do blue or brown.

Here are the colors that I used.  The green and red is the RustOleum Plastic spray paint.  This stuff is amazing.  It is SOOO easy and takes one coat and comes in a lot of different colors.  The yellow and orange IS NOT the Plastic Paint.  It is the 2x coverage RustOleum Paint, but works great as long as you apply the RustOleum Plastic Primer first.

Recently, I was in Orchard Supply Hardware and they had a very large selection of colors.  I’ve heard that Ace Hardware does too.

Purchase yourself a spray paint handle.  This one is made by Rustoleum.  They save your finger…I ♥ my Rustoleum spray paint handle.

I’m amazed at how durable the paint has been on these chairs.  They have been sitting in the sun for the past few months and they are still as bright as they were when I painted them.  No fading!  I hose them down all the time.  Love, love, love the way they brighten up our back yard.  So fun! I get compliments on them all the time.  When I say, “Thank you, I painted them.”  The reaction is always, “You painted these????”

Check out these plastic chairs.  Aren’t they amazing?

I found these at Better Living Through Design.  They ONLY cost $1,050!!! What a deal!!!!

Did I inspire you to haul those ugly old white chairs out of the garage or take another look at the lawn chairs that are in your backyard now?

I want to see YOURS!!!  I challenge you to give it a try.  I can’t wait to see the color that you pick!

Don’t forget tomorrow is FRIDAY! Give yourself permission to NOT  DO A SINGLE CHORE, no guilty feelings spending the day doing WHAT YOU want to do.  Perhaps we could call it, “No Guilt Friday” or “No Chore Friday”…. what do ya think????

katherinescorner

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  1. Mandy, Wow, what a great idea. I love the green and red. I would have probably gone with the blue, also. Very neat. I love all of your ideas. Keep them coming. Love you, Dana

  2. You’ve inspired me, time to do something about those old adirondacks out back. I’ll put the retired guy on that detail. He’s going to love his assignment, starting with your blog site. I’ll let you know how it goes. Love and appreciate you,
    M

  3. Hi mandy! Welcome to blogging. Well you sure are the clever one. I never even knew they made spray paint for plastic chairs. I will have to remember this in the future. Thanks for joining my newbie party. See you again soon.

  4. You have inspired me! I have some chairs that need this colorful fun update!

  5. You DID inspire me! My ugly old white chairs are sitting all dirty and unused on the side of my house. I think they are going to get some new life! Thanks so much!

  6. I know now what’s going to happen to all those ugly chairs on my deck!! Thank you for sharing! I would love for you to link up to It’s a Party on Thursday (actually, it starts tonight)!
    http://www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

  7. Hi, Mandy – great post – you are a funny writer! I love the chairs – U R very courageous to tackle them, but you make it sound easy. I need me some of that primer!

    • Thank you for stopping by Michelle. The chairs are soooo easy to paint. It’s an amazing a quick transformation. PROMISE!

  8. Hi, friend! You’ve got so much creativity in your blog and I’m admiring all your creative posts. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  9. I love this idea. Right now, our back porch needs something and by gosh, I do believe this is it! : ).. I’m going to have fun picking colors for sure! Awesome!

  10. Who Knew!!! My 14 yo son came home one night with a few grubby old plastic chairs from the backlane…..(please don’t ask me why, he’s 14, and I don’t know). Now I know what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  11. Hi Mandy, I loved this idea so much, I went out and got some red plastic paint. I was told at the hardware store where I bought it that I should put a Gloss on it too. I tried it, and it looks great but, the paint gives off, so I wouldn’t want anyone to sit in it. Any suggestions?.

    • Hi Sandy,
      I’m so sorry about the paint problems you are having! I have not had a single problem with mine, nor (at least I haven’t heard) has anyone else that has done this.
      If I were you, I would get the primer FOR PLASTIC and put that on what you have done (provided its not chipping anywhere and first wipe down), then I would re-apply the plastic paint (make sure you shake it really good and look at the temperatures that you should be painting in). I would let it dry between coats. I would not apply a gloss over it.
      You didn’t mention the brand that you used, but Valspar and Rusteoleum make some good ones. I used Rustoleum because it is so strong and weatherproof.
      Give it another try. Let me know if you were successful!
      Mandy
      http://www.projectqueen.org

  12. Mandy,
    Love your blog! Finally got around to viewing it and love this project! I’m going to try it on these old horrid dark green plastic chairs I have. Any advice if I am using old chairs? Hope to see you soon!

    Dawan

  13. Mandy,

    What an amazing project! I have those exact chairs in white! Perfect for my back porch for spring. I love the bright colors you painted yours!

    Thanks for linking to our “It’s a Cinch” party.

    blessings,
    karianne
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  14. What a simple transformation for ugly chairs! Love your fun colors!

    And so glad you’ve found a true creative outlet with your kids all flying the coop! I always tell my Hubs that time flies since we had our girls. I can’t believe they’ll be leaving me in 6 short years (sob)!

    Happy you joined our Cinch party.
    Kelly

  15. What an easy peasy upgrade…I have a few white ones that need some cleaning…but might end up a different color now. :) Thanks so much for sharing this at our Cinch party! Karah
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  16. What a wonderful idea!!! thank you for sharing xo
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