Monday, June 30, 2014

Painting Sunny Adirondack Chairs

Sunshine

and

Lemonade





make a happy duo

by the pool.




Adirondack chairs have a lot of nooks and crannies,

so I always start with a spray primer.
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Turn the chairs upside down to start.

Cover all exposed bottom, then turn and spray the rest.







Next, spray with your base color.

It takes about 1  1/2 cans primer

and

1  1/2 cans yellow per chair.




Painting adirondack chairs takes time.

Even after all of that spray, you won't have full coverage.

It might look splotchy and rough.

Sand the rough spots.




Now I brush on a mix of mostly exterior yellow,

a slight bit of light orange, and lots of glaze.

This will smooth the surface and give a nicer finish.




Here are some colors I used for the detail painting:













Spray an exterior clear sealer.

You may need to do this once a year.







Happy 4th of July Friends!

Thanks for visiting!

Deb



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18 comments:

North Shore Bungalow said...

Very creative and oh so summery! -Bev

Jaime Costiglio said...

Deb you are just so talented, thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Love that straw!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

You are so creative and original!

Gigi Harlan said...

Your chairs are so sunny and happy beautiful!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

the cape on the corner said...

i love how cheery and happy these are!
b

Twice Nice said...

Love these Deb! Those are fun and look so comfortable!

20 North Ora said...

What darling chairs!! They would be perfect outside for summer and especially by a pool! Wonderful job.

Judy

Feral Turtle said...

Such great artwork! Adirondack chairs are definitely the best!

Stacey Merrill said...

Super cool! Love this

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

So cute Deb!! I always love looking at your work. You're so creative!

thecuratorscollection.com said...

Love this chair! It looks so refreshing and fun! Where do you get your ideas? You are super creative for sure!
Smiles!
Terry

Artsy VaVa said...

I LOVE the chairs! You are always so creative! I may be copying these chairs for my pool :)

Deb Hrabik said...

So appreciate all of your kind comments! I know you girls, and we all share the love of making a home. So fun to be creative in our spaces.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!
Deb

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So happy and cheery!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Deb, these are absolutely wonderful! I'm loving the bright and fun look - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

thepaintedapron.com said...

Too cute, the lemonade glass is just brilliant!

Christy James said...

These are so fun and summery...the perfect addition to our Get Your DIY On Summer Fun party! I chose them as one of my features on our round-up today! XO

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happy to feature you at our garden party this morning! I always love your beautiful projects!