How to paint a chair?

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IKEA, paint, red, do it yourselfFurniture and I have a complex relationship. I have a tough time committing.  It’s rare for me to find exactly what I want…at a price I can afford. If money was no object, I’d have no problem buying a dining set.

But, sadly, I have to earn my money like the rest of the unwashed masses.  So, I decided that I would just create what I want.

OK, I didn’t build the chair. Technically, Paul did that, but it was a set of IKEA chairs.  I could have done it, but he completed the task before I could even think about beginning it. He’s awesome like that.

But I digress…

So, I decided to paint these chairs a lovely shade of red called Ladybug.  I chose red because I’m using feng shui for my design paradigm and the color will bring some good chi into that area of our home.

Did I mention I’ve never painted a chair before in my life?

I know how to paint things. I’ve watched my parents paint numerous walls in their homes. I know how to prepare, get brushes, drop clothes, paint trays, tape…well, I didn’t need tape, just all that other stuff.

Luckily because I’d bought IKEA chairs, there was no need to sand.  Plus, the paint I bought already had primer in it, so the guy at Home Depot said I wouldn’t need to buy it separately, unlike shampoo and conditioner.

The thing was…where do I start?  I looked at it logically.  I would need to move the thing around, so I should probably do the seat last, start at the top in the back and work my way down.

Oddly enough, this was a correct way to do it.  Although, I wonder if there really is a correct way to do it.

I’m just proud of the fact that I didn’t have to Google something to figure out how to do it.  I just opened that can and went to town.

Wait, that didn’t sound right.

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