Take A Dip Into Color!

I recently made over a Craigslist dining table and 6 chairs.  If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard me complain about stripping, sanding and painting coat after coat of paint on 6 chairs.  
I shouted more than once to my husband: “I don’t care if these chairs suck, we are keeping them FOREVER.  Our grand-kids grand-kids will be sitting on these chairs…”  But you still should totally follow me, because I rarely complain and I am awesome.

However, this is not my dining set reveal, this is my little dip into color and a tease of the dining furniture makeover. The full makeover is now updated complete with tutorial- 6 chars and a pedestal dining table!

Venturing out of my usual white shabby chic look, I decided to add a little color to the chairs using some spray paint.  I had seen the look on some design sites and thought it might be fun to try and easy to fix if I did not like it. 

Full reveal to follow later this month. Unfortunately, I live in one of the areas hit by the storm that left us without power.  I escaped on Day 3 of no power to my inlaws, so I was unable to finish all the pictures for the full reveal!  


Spray Paint
Painters Tape
Measuring Tape

The VERY Easy Directions: Mark off your desired measurement and place tape around it.  (I chose 4 inches)
Spray Paint
Wait to dry, add another coat if desired.

What do u think? Yay or nay? 

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  1. Sara

    July 7th, 2012 at 12:41 am

    These are so stinkin' cute!! Hope you can link them up at my trendy tuesday party!!

  2. Laurel

    July 7th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Hi Sara, Thank you, I will add!!

  3. Britni

    July 7th, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I say YAY!! This is such a great idea! My dining chairs have too much going on to try this on them, so I'm trying to think of where I could put a chair so I can use this ides…

  4. Laurel

    July 7th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you Britni! I figured it would be an easy way to add color without committing too much, I am kind of a color wuss!

  5. Britni

    July 15th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Hey, Laurel! Just stopping by to let you know I featured you on the blog today!

  6. Laurel

    July 16th, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Thank you so much Britni =)

  7. Jackie Russell

    July 7th, 2012 at 2:15 am

    That`s a great idea..

  8. Laurel

    July 7th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you! It is easy!

  9. Cynthia

    July 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Definitely yay! The turquoise adds a fun touch!

  10. Laurel

    July 7th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you Cynthia!

  11. Tani@Tagana Rose

    July 8th, 2012 at 1:56 am

    It's a definite yay!! What a fun idea and it turned out great!!
    Best wishes from Australia,

  12. Laurel

    July 8th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you Tani!

  13. Helen

    July 8th, 2012 at 3:29 am

    YAY, all the way! I love the pop of color. I found you on Tator Tots and Jello. I look forward to the reveal and hope you can beat the heat sooner than later!

  14. Laurel

    July 8th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you Helen! It is finally cooling off! I need to take pictures of the rest of the table today!

  15. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

    July 8th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Love it! Love the pops of color. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Showoff. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  16. Laurel

    July 8th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you Kathryn! I will link up tomorrow!!

  17. Meredith

    July 9th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Very cool and very classy!

  18. Laurel

    July 11th, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Thank you Meredith!

  19. Tamara

    July 10th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    These are fabulous! What a great idea!

  20. Laurel

    July 11th, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Thank you Tamara!

  21. sloandefyinggravity

    July 11th, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Those are so super fun! I love the idea!

  22. Laurel

    July 11th, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Thank you so much!

  23. Erika Marsh

    July 12th, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I love how they turned out! It's the prefect touch to jazz them up! I have two chairs I think this would be prefect to do to…just gotta figure out what color to do! 🙂 We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is!
    and any other posts you'd like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!

  24. Laurel

    July 16th, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Linked! Thank you so much Erika!

  25. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

    July 15th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  26. Laurel

    July 16th, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Thank you so much Kathryn!

  27. Tania

    July 20th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Fab idea!

  28. Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Lovin' that blue girl. It's perfect for your house! 🙂

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