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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Year, New Chairs...Sorta!

What's It Wednesday #198

Happy New Year blogland family! From the beginning of the new year I started off planning organization, entertaining, and decorating projects. Of course it teeters off by the end of the summer. I wanted to buy some new garden chairs but Santa took all of my money. I did the next best thing...a refurb,  a redo, a what-ever-you-want-to-call-it, in an effort to save money and start my first project of the new year.

I had two very heavy iron chairs my Mom gave us. Once upon a time they were a beautiful dark gray. I wanted new iron chairs, but they are a bit pricey. So I ran down to my local Lowes and got sand paper, tarp, 3 cans of Valspar Outdoor Spray Paint in white, and face masks. Hubby bought seat cushions and pillows. I am so proud of him!

I first sanded down each chair. Truth be told I went to Lowes twice. I initially bought 1 can of spray paint thinking that would be more than enough. It took a can and a 1/2 for each chair. Once the sanding was completed, I spray painted the chairs and voila.

We are surrounded by beautiful nurseries and farms. My son and daughter chose these beautiful orchids to hang from the tree near the nearly new garden chairs. Wish me luck with those please. I really don't have a green thumb when it comes to orchids but they will be my 2016 challenge. 

By the way, apparently I am accident prone because the other day I accidentally fell inside a Home Goods and then accidentally found a metal garden table and brought it home. Perfect project companion.

What projects are you starting off the new year with? I am looking for more trouble to get into.

xoxoxo
Paula

Here are this Week's Features:
Kuni's Little White Castle

The Red Painted Cottage

Excel at Home

Just the Woods

Vanessa's Modern Vintage Home

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Ivy and Elephants

Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!

We are partying with these fine folks:

38 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

Those chairs came out just beautiful - and what a wonderful " accident " to have resulted in the perfect garden stool to match LOL !!!
Thanks so much for the party Patty - Happy New Years - may the year be filled with blessings for you and yours!
Hugs
Suzan

KUNIs little white castle said...

Jipppiiiiiiajeeeeeeeeeeeej THANK YOU to feature, kiss, kiss, kiss!!!
Your iron chairs are perfect. They are pretty amazing i would take them into the house and sit all the time there.
Very good job!!!!

Julie Reinwald said...

Your chairs turned out fantastic! Sometimes accidents like falling into Homegoods work out well, too ;) Thanks for hosting the party!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your new chairs are wonderful! I love the white and the cushions are perfect! Glad you only found a new table from that fall...
Thanks so much for hosting!

Mary Vitullo said...

The chairs are beautiful. Happy New Year. Look forward to following along with you in 2016.

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

First off, thank you for the feature! Your chairs are awesome and I'm so jealous to see them newly painted, with your great new little garden table, sitting in your yard with orchids hanging above. I'm looking out my window and snow is covering our ground...LOL! One lesson I've learned about spray painting: Always buy way more cans than you think you'll need, and keep the receipts in a safe place for returning the unused cans. But rarely do I have to return any cause I've used them all.

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello beautiful! Thank you for the amazing party! Please take a moment to stop by our party that goes until Friday @ 7. We pin and tweet everything! Happy New Year! Lou Lou Girls

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Thanks for the party, ladies! Have a great week! xoKathleen PS I've always loved those types of garden stools, btw!

Paige Davis said...

Thanks so much for the invitation !

Stacey said...

What a great transformation on the chairs! We've had the same patio table and chairs for 27 years! We just spray paint every few years for a brand new look. I've thought about replacing it but feel sentimental at this point.

The orchids are gorgeous!

Terra said...

You transformed the chairs beautifully, and your orchids provide a pop of color.

Janet Garon said...

I love your chairs, they look great! What an 'accident', to run across the stool that goes perfectly with your made over chairs!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love your white cast iron chairs with their new seat cushion and pillow. Thanks for hosting today. Happy 2016.
Joy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Happy New Year Paula! Looks like you've gotten off to a nice start! The chairs look brand new and I love th orchids. What a contrast to where I live! Winter finally found us and it's white everywhere. Looks like hubby picked just the right cushions and pillows!

Susie said...

Paula, Love your sweet corner. The flowers, the chairs and that wonderful accident you happen to bring home. LOL. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

Curtains in My Tree said...


The project I'm starting for the year is try to get my entire house dusted ! yes

Then get my studio straighten up and mopped

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Paula, thanks for hosting and those were beautiful chairs to begin with and you just made them more so. The orchids are gorgeous but I couldn't give you any tips about caring for them. Around here if Mother Nature doesn't do it, it doesn't get done. Maybe you will "fall" into some more treasures in the coming new year..Judy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

The chairs look wonderful and the table between them is perfect!! Thanks so much for hosting and thanks for your visit and kind words!!

Hugs,
Deb

Pura Vida said...

Gorgeous. I have one chair just like this I got at a yard sale. Now I might paint it

Deserae said...

Your chairs turned out great....the perfect spot to relax!!!!! Good luck with the Orchids....I don't have much of a green thumb either! LOL
Happy New Year!!!
~Des

The Vintage Chateau said...

I have those same chairs and have needed some inspiration to redo them. Nice job!
Karee

kandice kullmann said...

Thank you so much for the feature! Your chairs look great.. And those orchids are gorgeous!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Beautiful job! Nothing like a freshening up at the beginning of a new year!

Muscetta said...

Thank you for hosting. Have a great year. Tina

Crochet Hooks said...

looks like a great place to relax! :) have a super wonderful week!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your chairs are great! I hope you are off to a good start of 2016.
Thank you so much for the party and looking forward to more inspiration in this new year.
Blessings and happiness.
FABBY

Jill Harrison said...

well done with refurbishing the chairs and giving them a new life. The table (and the orchids) go with them perfectly. Wishing you all the best for 2016.

Mustlovehome said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I dropped off my Free Printable Winter Art! I would love to party with you again this week! Please drop by Friday Favorites at mustlovehome.com and share your latest project with us!! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

Jann Olson said...

The chairs turned out beautifully Patti. Longing for Spring here! Thanks for hosting.
hugs
Jann

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Great job saving money as those chairs look like new! Thanks for hosting!

Deanies Stash said...

The chairs look like new! Thank you for the party. Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

xo Dianne

Missy George said...

The chairs look great and "they don't make them like they used to". Good job..HAppy 2016

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

No one would know that the chairs aren't new!!! They look fabulous and I love the table you found. I fell right into HG today too. Funny how that happens:) Thanks for hosting!!!

Bente said...

Wow, the chairs looks beautiful. Great work. Love iron chairs.
Hugs from here

lynn cockrell said...

Thanks so much for hosting the great linky party, Paula. You did a wonderful job on those chairs. They are gorgeous. How great that you could use those wonderful chairs your mother had given you! The color you chose is really pretty.

My thrift store addiction said...

Your chairs look great! You know, I accidentally fall into stores sometimes too ;) Thank you for the party!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Paula, you made those chairs look beauty and what an inviting area to sit and enjoy the scenery. Especially the gorgeous orchids!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thanks so much for this great party. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2016.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Mary

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