PROJECT Painted recliner chairs
We gave our dated dining chairs or recliner chair a bright and bold makeover by painting the legs a contrasting colour to the main body. Mixing up the colours and styles of the chairs (check out the different backs) adds interest, too.
Give your chairs a light sand to remove any old varnish or paint – fresh paint won’t adhere to a glossy surface. Clean chairs thoroughly with a clean, damp cloth, making sure you remove all dust from the corners of the back slats.
In a well-ventilated area (or outside if it’s not too windy) place first chair upturned on a dropsheet or newspaper. Using spray-paint in your chosen colour (we used two different shades) spray just the legs of the chair. When dry, apply a second coat.
Turn the chair upright. Using a paintbrush paint the seat and the back of the chair white. Leave to dry, then apply a second coat.
Repeat steps above until all chairs are painted. Voila! An easy and affordable way to add interest to a dining room setting.
you will need
* Second-hand wooden dining chairs
* Sandpaper; clean cloth; paintbrush
* Dropsheet or newspaper
* Spray-paint for the legs – we used IronLak Interior/Exterior in Moberry, $10.95, and Plasti-Kote in Bright Red (on the chair at far left), $12.95, Mitre 10
* Regular paint for the seats & backs we used Porter’s Paints Eggshell Acrylic in Snow White, $39.90 for 1L