since i usually spend the weekends spray painting, stipping, recovering, or something like that, i decided to make monday’s the before and after day!
i’m going to show you a few befores today, and hopefully later this week a few more afters!
the first before:
i found this bench a few weeks ago at an estate sale for $4. i loved the basket weave-ish detail on the top and it was overall in fairly good condition. i did end up sanding it down, and using survivorman’s air compressor to give it a good airing off before it was time for paint. i chose this paprika color from RustOleum. it matches my red cabinet almost perfectly which was amazing as i also got that already painted the “paprika” color from an estate sale a year or so ago!
the second before:
i thrifted, aka took it off the boulevard, this vintage metal rocking yard chair a few weeks ago as well. this though was in a lot worse shape, and needed to be completely stripped down to the bare metal. enter survivorman. he graciously spent a few hours stripping the chair and sanding it down with a wire sander. i think it looks a lot like this chair online. i haven’t chosen a color for the paint, but i’m thinking of something lively for our patio, maybe eggplant or yellow!
stay tuned for the exciting afters coming later this week. (hopefully!)