Monday, September 3, 2012

Rainbow of Chairs

Well, not quite a full rainbow, but some of the colors in one ♥

These glorious and happy chairs started out cracked and scratched and just plain blah...

I got them for $5 from a garage sale.  Yes, $5 for all of them.

 Isaac (6) did most of the sanding on these using my electric sander.  I took photos of it, but I think they were some of the ones that fell victim to my hard drive fail. :(

Isaac and Elsa both helped me paint the yellow and red chairs

Isaac's most valuable job was keeping the mosquitoes from feasting on me.

These cool tools are battery powered bug zappers and they are awesome!  We have about 6 of them and when the mosquitoes are thick, I make the kids keep me safe, haha.  

It's also really nice to be able to clear those bloodsuckers out of the garage after they get in since the kids like to play in there.

The colors I chose were inspired by the kids' little flower pots
   

I love how they came out!  The blue chair was painted with Martha Stewarts Plumage.  The red is Valspars Grenadine.  For the other two I opted for spray paint (way easier).  I used  RustOleum's American Accents line (Summer Squash and Leafy Green).

The blue chair resides in Elsa's room at her desk.  The others are all lined up on the front porch...I'll be showing you that setup very soon.

Not too shabby for a set of $5 chairs.  I would say that the whole project cost me about $13 since I had to buy the 2 cans of spray paint.

I didn't even need these, but they sure have brightened up my decor!


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43 comments:

  1. oh I love them! How cheery! These would look great anywhere. Came over from Keeping it Simple. I would love to have you come over to my Tasteful Tuesday Link party! The link goes live MOnday night at 8:30. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  2. These look great! What a fun transformation.
    Sarah

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  3. I love what you did with the chairs! All the colors are so pretty!

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  4. The colors came together beautifully! Angela @ Mrs. White Twig & Tea

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  5. love what you did with these chairs!!!! I can't believe you got them for $5- what a score!

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  6. I love those bright colors! What a great idea. I found you at Making the World Cuter.

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  7. Great colors, what sweet chairs you ended up with :)

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  8. I love the primary colors! That you were inspired by your kids flower pots...even better!

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  9. Best five buck deal I've seen in a long time! love the paint jobs ;) Visiting thry DIY Dreamer party
    JoAnn

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  10. I love these! AND what a steal from a garage sale! Such a fun project for the kids to help with too. I'm going to keep my eyes open for some saves this weekend!
    Stopping by from DIY dreamer blog hop and saw your link...we'd love for you to stop by our blog link up: Photo Friday- you're welcome to add any photos from your blog! Hope to see you there.
    Cheers!

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  11. This post is so timely! I got 4 wooden chairs for $5 too! I got them over a year ago, and they've been sitting around looking ugly all this time. The only problem is the seats are vinyl and can't be removed but I'm not giving up. :) Your colors are so cheerful! You've given me the omph I need to get going on mine.

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  12. Hi Miranda, I just realized that the only way I can sign in and comment is thru google which takes you to a blogger acct I never activated (I was experimenting). Not sure how I can comment with my name/url? househoneys.com

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  13. How did you get 4 chairs for $5?????? JK, you don't need to answer. Just wanted to tell you that I found you on ODH's linky party and I love your chairs. My home in AZ has primary colors and each one of my dining room chairs is a different color like these. Love it!

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  14. Hi Doreen. I'm unable to email you back. Go into Blogger and set up your account to reply back to your own email so that your comments are able to be replied to. For leaving blogger comments, you can just leave your website address.

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  15. Thanks Miranda! I think I just fixed it. I set up that account in blogger months ago when I was just trying to see how easy it was compared to WP (no contest!), but never did anything with it and frankly, didn't even know until today that's where bloggers would be directed to! I'm such a rookie :(.

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  16. I love the idea of different coloured chairs, they came out really well, cheap too gotta love that!

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  17. These are awesome and well done on being featured at DIY dreamer. Cheers Karen www.madewithmytwohands.blogspot.com

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  18. LOVE them Miranda!!! I'm still looking for one more chair! Yours would be perfect! We went to many garage sales this weekend and didn't find one! They were all old beat up bar chairs... not quite what we want for Gabrielle's room.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream to Reality!

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  19. I love the way they came out so crisp and clean. They look great!

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  20. You selected great shades of paint. I love that look.

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  21. What a great idea!! Love the colors. Thanks for posting this on Pincushion Creations!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  22. Love these chairs. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  23. What a great find and for such a wonderful price! Your chairs look beautiful! I love the colors! Very, very pretty!

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  24. oh my gosh I used to have the exact same set but I bought unfinished and stained them the same colors, I love it! If you get a chance please come link up at http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/09/hey-everyone-welcome-back-to-this-week.html

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  25. What a great deal you got on those chairs. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  26. Such a bargain and you worked wonders with those happy colors!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  27. Oh my gosh I love those! I can't believe the difference. I also can't believe you only spent $13! They look awesome! :)

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  28. These are so cute. I love the colors. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  30. they look fantastic. I love the bright rainbow colours you have chosen. For $5 who could say no to those chairs and now they look worth so much more! and I love how you got your little ones to help out too!

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  31. Love them! They look like the ones in a PB catalog! Great colors.

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  32. They're lovely! Bright-colored chairs are awesome (and so is a great deal!).

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  33. They are so fun!
    Your photo's really capture their festiveness.
    You kids are adorable.....

    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  34. Love your chairs. I am a primary color girl and your chairs match my color scheme.

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  35. What a deal on those chairs! They look great. I am a co-host to a three blog link party, tip-toe thru Tuesday. It starts at 6am on Tuesday and I would love to see you, if you have time. Have a great week. Christy
    http://christyscuties.blogspot.com/

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  36. Oh I just love these chairs!! What a great idea to paint them all different colors! I can't believe you only paid $5 for the set! SCORE! I'd love for you to share these at Keep Calm and Link Up! Hosted by Becoming Martha, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, and myself: Chase the Star! http://www.chasethestar.net/2012/09/keep-calm-and-link-up-7.html

    Can't wait to see you there!
    Barbara at Chase the Star :)

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  37. First you got a "steal" on those chairs. Love the rainbow color and they look great all lined up together. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  38. So cute, so cheery. Thank you so much for sharing at my blog. Featuring tomorrow afternoon at my party. -K

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  39. I love this! I definitely have a thing for chairs... they're so fun to paint, whether you need them or not. :) Found you at 1929 Charmer. Come party at my place if you like!

    http://jedandivy.blogspot.com/2012/09/aloha-friday-link-party-6.html

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