I’ve had these chairs for what seems like for-EVER!
I finally gave them a makeover!
I call them flea market chairs not because I bought them at a flea market (because I didn’t) but because it reminds me of ones used at an actual flea market or rec centre.
You know the type…stackable, made of cheap wood and metal and probably a dime a dozen.
But such a great makeover!
Did you know I used to work at a flea market? One of my very first jobs!
I worked in the cafeteria and made hot dogs and cooked onions.
I don’t even like onions.
A bunch of my high school friends were working there so I thought sure, what the hell.
And these chairs were everywhere at the flea market.
I bought them for $1.
I used leftover paint for the seat and back, Fusion Mineral paint in Champlain and Rustoleum Smoke Grey gloss for the legs.
But huge problem. I spray painted the legs first, no problem there.
Then I painted the wood with the white. No problem there.
Then my kids wanted to help me.
So needless to say, white paint got on glossy metal grey legs. *sigh*
I thought I could do some touch-ups with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite (last ditch effort)
But that really didn’t work. You can see the chalky paint marks although I will say it was nearly a perfect match.
So now I have to tape up the white with plastic bags and spray paint the legs again.
Or find some glossy paint and brush on the legs.
I love the stencil too. You can find it HERE (no. 17).
So these chairs turned out to be a great makeover.
But I still need to do more work on them.
Flea market chairs = work (like me working at the flea market!)