To follow my shocking disclosure that I've never purchased fabric until very recently...
are you ready for this?
I've never bought or used spray paint before, either.
I. KNOW! Crazy!
And the problem is that now, I want to spray paint EVERYTHING white.
Everything. Look out people.
First up: 2 Adirondack chairs that I purchased about 13 years ago when I was working at
Crate & Barrel. Customers kept returning them because the paint was chipping too easily,
so I think I bought both chairs and ottomans for $50?
Here's what the chairs looked like before:
So! I went ahead and tried to spray-paint them.
It started out fine; the paint went on evenly and the coverage seemed to be pretty good.
But there were a couple of things I didn't know about spray paint:
1) Those cans get empty really fast! I went through 7 cans in no time. 7 cans!
And I wasn't even close to being done.
2) The paint gets EVERYWHERE. I put down drop cloths, but imagine my horror when I pulled them up and there was a fine mist of white all over certain parts of my deck. Crap!
Luckily, my husband plans to power-wash it this weekend, so I'm told it will come up.
3) It can get really drippy. If I wasn't a totally impulsive person, I might have sanded the chairs down, primed the wood, and then carefully painted it for an even finish. Instead, I rushed ahead and figured if the chairs ended up white, it was all good. ;-)
Which they did. The end.