After I finished my Bookcase Project I was itching to have a go at another furniture item and I have been wanting to change the dining chairs in my little flat for ages. You can see them here in this post, very boring, horrible shiny light wood, they just don't really go with the rest of my brightly coloured or vintage furniture.
So I was determined to find some bargain chairs so I could do them up and after searching Ebay for ages and missing out on some great bargains, I got lucky! I was on Ebay everyday (when I get something in my head I'm quite determined!) looking at all the furniture listings in the local area and then I spotted these chairs! They were listed as a starting bid of just £1 so I bidded early and waited, fully expecting the price to shoot up, but it didn't, it stayed at £1, I was the only bidder! Hurrah!!! I got these 4 chairs pretty much for free! So happy! Wouldn't Kirstie in her fab new TV programme be proud! (I may tweet her! haha). The pic above is the Ebay picture of the chairs (so excuse the quality) don't they look sad all unloved!
First job is sanding which is the worst and so dull! It is messy and hurts your hands and is just not a fun job, but necessary if you want your paint to stick.
Now for the fun colour! You may remember from my Bookcase post that I painted the backing board of the bookcase this pretty blue. I still had half a tin left so thought would be perfect for 2 of the chairs (can't have them all the same, that would be so dull!) So this paint was free too!
Pretty blue chairs all finished! Well, er no, of course not, I'm not just going to leave the like that... tune in soon to Part 2...