I recently noticed our white porch rockers and thought they could use a little update.
There were areas on them where the paint was chipping, but also, we have plans to paint our porch in the near future and I wanted the chairs to pop. Paining is far from my favorite thing to do, but did you know you can spray paint your porch furniture?
Not only can you spray paint it, you can do it and make it look good.
1. Sand any chippy or rough spots so they’ll be smooth prior to painting. If you don’t do this, the paint will just chip anyway.
2. Use a primer or a spray paint with a built in primer.
This will help your spray paint bond to the furniture but will also ensure the finish dries smoothly.
3. Quality is important
This one doesn’t really need explanation. You get what you pay for. The cheaper your spray paint, the less likely you are to have a smooth finish that’s durable and attractive.
4. If your paint runs or drips, sand it off and repaint.
Don’t panic if you make a mistake. Just sand it off and try again.
5. How to spray paint. For best results, shake the can prior to painting, and hold the can six inches from the furniture while painting. Allow each coat to dry 24 hours before applying additional coats.
I haven’t painted our railing yet, but I can’t help but imagine how pretty these black chairs will be against a white railing.
Last year, my grandpa gave me this chair. He heard I was looking for an old chair and someone had given it to him.
I liked the look of the chair. It was a nice size and I thought it was a cute chair. I just wasn’t too sure about that metal woven seat. The metal was a little sharp and I was worried about my kids cutting their fingers.
So I removed it. I then painted the chair yellow.
I also used a little sandpaper to distress it a bit.
I first tried to use landscape mat to plant a vine plant, but it didn’t work.
So instead, I took some old wood planks and laid them across the bottom rungs of the chair.
I love how cute and unique this chair plant stand is. Plus, if I get tired of it, I can build a new seat for it.
But, the color brightens up our porch, and we get lots of compliments on our “fern chair.”