A few months ago I was contacted by Amy Howard at Home and they asked if I would like to try one of their new DIY products. I have to be honest over the past year or so I have come to the realization that I am just not a DIY-gal, I much prefer to be in the DIFM camp (Do It For Me). That being said I was quite intrigued by their spray lacquer line and said- why not! lets give it a shot. I watched a few of Amy’s video tutorials and was impressed at the finish she achieved with the spray paint. I also loved their beautiful assortment of colors:
I decided to use the Vendome Gray. And I knew exactly what I wanted to use it on. I have had a set of these dining chairs in my garage for over a year now and on a regular basis my husband asks “so when are you going to do something with these chairs?” anyone else relate?
Amy Howard at Home shipped me a box of spray paint and their primer (which they recommend with their spray paints). I LOVED how easy the primer went on and did not leave a powdery residue like most primers Ive used. I did not sand the chairs before hand, but wiped them down and did fill some small holes and nicks with wood filler. Each chair used one full can of primer & one can of spray paint. I sprayed two light coats of primer and 3-4 coats of the color. I will admit I attempted spraying these chairs in 100% humidity and 95 degree temps- so I really feel that if I had used a little patience and waited for cooler temps I think I would have achieved the high glossy finish in just two coats. And due to the humidity there were spots that seemed duller than the others.
I put the chairs in my kitchen breakfast area- which is by no means finished. I am waiting on new custom roman shades, a new table and need to find a chandelier.
But for now here is the AFTER:
I had the seats recovered in a faux ostrich leather from Joseph Noble.