Monday, May 7, 2012

Summer Beach Chairs


Now there's an invitation
to relax
and enjoy a summer day.
There's something about the wide open arms
of an Adirondack chair
that say
"Come have a seat, relax,
read a magazine, have a drink"

So let's paint one up!

Actually, for this project, I'm using a colored stain.
I thought it would be fun to try something different.
So I am going with MinWax Wood Stain in
Sangria and Island Water.





These are new chairs
so they didn't need much prep.
I brushed the stain on in the direction of the grain
and then wiped off with a rag.


The blue needed two coats.
The red took one.

Wow, there are a lot of nooks and crannies
in an Adirondack chair!
So to be sure I cover thoroughly,
I always take my pieces outside
in the bright sunshine
to see all of my
"fix it" spots.
I turn it upside down
and lay it on both sides
to view from all angles.

I like how you can see the woodgrain
through the stain.

I used acrylic paints on the star,
using a mix of aqua, gray, and white,
brushing up and down for
a washed and worn look.

Then I sprayed with a sealer.











If you're local,
and would like a chance to win these
you can purchase raffle tickets
in Syracuse at the Plant Sale this weekend.
Proceeds will go toward Relay for Life.



I am really getting ready for
warm sunny summer weather now!

Thanks for visiting my blog.
I will post again later this week.
Happy projects to all of my DIY friends, Deb

Linking to: Home Stories A 2 Z



16 comments:

Courtney said...

They look so great Deb!! I love that you used stain instead of paint, it has more of a beachy feel! Or maybe I should say lakey feel ;)

Terri said...

Thanks Deb. I love the chairs and I know we will sell lots of raffle tickets to help with the fight against cancer. You are always so kind to help us in our fund raising. Our customers always look forward to your creations and a chance to win them. Kamp Kim will be holding their plant sale Thursday May 10, 10:00 – 6:00, Friday May 11, 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday May 12, 9:00 – noon. We will be in the former Hometown Variety Store in Syracuse.

Deb Hrabik said...

So glad to be a part of the effort...Kim would be smiling!
Have a great weekend with your planties!

Diane said...

Debra, you and your creative mind constantly amaze me! Good luck with the raffle!

Diane said...

Forgot to say thanks for linking up to the Patriotic Link Party!

J a c q u e l i n e M u k w e t o said...

Very Well done! they look very professional

Bliss said...

Those chairs are fantastic. Come paint mine please.

~Bliss~

Beth said...

Those chairs look amazing! I like the colored stain especially

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Love the chairs! We are in the process of buying a lake house....boy I wish I could win these! What lake are you on?

Deb Hrabik said...

Hi Jillian!
I know how excited you must be to get your lake house! I will join your blog to follow your progress.
I'm at Lake Waconda in Nebraska.
Here's to a fun summer, Deb

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

I loved your chairs You're featured in my furniture redo roundup! So pretty and festive!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/05/gorgeous-furniture-redos.html

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your chairs look beautiful!

Dee

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Deb, Your chairs turned out super! Love the stars on the backs. I have a couple of rocking chairs that need to be redone...Thanks for the inspiration. :-)
Sharla

reFresh reStyle said...

Love your chairs!

Laurel Stephens said...

Shared your great chairs on my 4th of July faves today. I just love 'em!

decking said...

Your beach chair doesn't just need to be used at the beach. These folding chairs are as versatile as it gets. Use them at the beach, at the pool, on picnics, in the backyard, at the ball game, at a drive in movie, take them to the park, take them fishing, or bring them along to the next outdoor concert.