Furniture 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.
Which model chair was this? I’ve never painted anything either and if you can do it, and Billy Idol gets it, then I know I can too.
Lol!!! It’s the IVAR chair. They are only $25. Chairs are always so expensive.