Monday, May 13, 2013

Painting Summer Beach Chairs

I am so ready
 
to relax in one of these
 
this summer...
 
 
 
 
 
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or at least I love the thought of it.
 
You know...
 
the warm sun,
 
a cool drink,
 
flip flops,
 
sunglasses,
 
and a great place to lounge.
 
Adirondack chairs are always good for that.
 
They looked like this to start.
 
 
 
I wanted to try grey stain this year.
 
But after two coats
 
it was still more transparent than I had in mind.
 
It looked like this:
 
 
 
I decided to add some white paint.
 
I double dipped -
 
half of my brush in white paint
 
and
 
half of my brush in grey stain
 
and brushed it on.
 
 
 
 
I really like what happened.
 
Because they don't mix,
 
there was a separation of color.
 
That was just the worn wood look I wanted.
 
Like an old weathered dock.
 
 
 
 
Added some summer red detail...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sprayed with an outdoor sealer.
 
 
 
 
Last year I used Red and Blue Stain...
 
 
 
 
You can read about that Here.
 
The grey and red chairs
 
will be raffled locally.
 
Someone will get a relaxing summer seat.
 
 
 
 
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Always appreciate my friends who stop by!
 
Deb
 
 
 
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27 comments:

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

These are so cute!!! I love these. My mom has two Adirondack chairs that need repainted. My dad made them from the barn doors on our old childhood house. I'll have to show her this!
Karen

Courtney said...

Gorgeous!! Never heard of grey stain, I'll have to check out if its available down under! (ASCP has only just arrived...so probably not!)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Oh me! Pick me! I would SOO buy a raffle ticket. Or two. Or ten. :) What a sweetheart you are to offer your talent. Whoever holds the lucky ticket will be one very happy winner. They're awesome Deb, as always. Have a great day!

Debbie

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the gray and red together. The red adds the perfect pop of color. Thanks for sharing!

20 North Ora said...

Darling chairs. I love those chairs and have 4 of them - if they just weren't so hard to get up and out of! LOL

Great job!

Judy

Feral Turtle said...

Gorgeous chairs! They are always so comfy and your paint technique makes them even better!

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Fabulous job on the chairs Deb! My dock Adirondacks are a bright blue but not as interesting as yours, love the added embellishments! I could see enjoying the sunshine in those!!
Krista

Bliss said...

Pinned, as usual I love what you've done.

Bliss

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the star and stripe, this is so clever and so pretty. How fun, I really need to paint mine. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/164th-inspire-me-tuesday.html
Hugs, Marty

freckled laundry said...

They are beautiful, Deb! Whoever wins them will love them, too. I like the idea of double dipping the brush like that. It creates a really lovely effect. I just remembered the little Adirondack chairs and table my sis gave me for the kids. I think they need some Lake Girl inspiration.

Leslie Lambert said...

Oh I just love these! I would love it if you linked up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-2-plus-features.html

EveryDay Bloom said...

They turned out beautifully! I love how they don't match exactly...the lettering on one and the star on the other. And what a great idea, mixing the stain with the paint! Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

thepaintedapron.com said...

Ha! Love them!
Jenna

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Love those chairs Lake Girl! The red on the white is perfect!
Susan

Pamela Groppe said...

As soon as I saw your thumbnail on Feathered Nest Friday I recognized your style and clicked on over. I have several different patterns to build my own Adirondack chairs, it is one of projects to get to. Love how yours turned out.

Dana DeVolk said...

I LOVE these chairs!!
We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
Two Girls and a Party
Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
We hope to see you there!

Good Time Charlie said...

What a cool idea! I have never thought to mix paint and stain, but the result is perfect.

Beth said...

Oh my, I love that look! How do you come up with these gorgeous ideas? Happy trails, Beth.

Jody and Stan said...

Love how your summer chairs turned out! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


Take Care,
Jody

Cindy said...

Absolutely L.O.V.E. these!!

Beth@Under A Pile of Scrap! said...

I have been keeping my eyes open for some CHEAP or free chairs ever since I first seen the blue and red chairs last year! Not that I've found any yet, but it's not likely I'll find 3 because now I can't decided which of THREE colors I like best... ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Deb, I adore the chairs this year. YOu really got the color right!!!! And the red accents are stunning and fun!!! Great job... can you come and paint for me?

Craftivity Designs said...

Oooo, love the red star on the white!
- Lora

Leslie Stewart said...

These chairs are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party. Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see them featured.
Leslie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love Adirnodak chairs - how you painted them is fantastic! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the gray and red weathered look - perfect for summer1

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! I love how these came out. Love the grey and white and the red together. All ready for Memorial Day. So lovely your donating them to a local raffle. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x