Moving right along…

So I DID end up making it to the store. I was able to find the Rit dyemore. And, I grabbed some small pieces of fabric for .97 cents! 

I picked up a few other odds and ends…Gold craft paint for another project that I have in mind, a couple of spray bottles, and I swung by the clearance and found this: 

I think it will be great for my giant, paper flower, thingy that I shared in my first post.

As soon as I got home (I ate) I got started. I prepared the Rit according to the directions and put it into my spray bottle, ran outside and got to spraying. It did not work. Not even kinda. What ever synthetic material it does work on? It is absolutely not made of the same compound as my old, funky, 70’s chair!

Luckily I had picked up some fabrics. I could still pull this off. 

So we got to painting.

I didn’t really care if the kids got paint on the original fabric. I’m going to re-cover the whole thing anyway. We primed it with flat and then painted with a white high gloss trim paint.

It turned out pretty good. We let it dry over night and I was only able to find one runner this morning on a back leg. I sanded it down and resisted the urge to point it out to my thick paint using kiddos. While I was sanding I went ahead and knocked down any lumpy bumpies and hit the chair with one last coat this morning. 

These things really cannot be done in a day. The chair needs to sit until is is absolutely completely dry and cured. Once that happens it will be time to put a protectant coat over the paint. I will be using a Wipe on polyurethane by Minwax. Which I don’t have on hand…so I guess that means I will have to do a little more shopping 😖

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Author: cleemons

Single, thrifty, Mom, with more hobbies than I can list. Restless and creative, my mind is usually three projects ahead of my actual accomplishments. Pastimes include eating chocolate and watching DIY videos. I'm not an actual blogger... or writer for that matter. I don't even expect many to read what I have to say. 😁The blogging is just a way to expel energy when I am unable create and my brain is flooded with creative thoughts. I have been diagnosed with OCD (and treated for it) but the mind still processes in the same old jumble of urges. I get restless easily. SO! Please forgive any errors! 😬 I will always try to give credit and post links. Though I will admit that often I have to proofread several times before I get everything exactly correct. And, on a final note...I am an idea double hacker...It's chronic. Most often I get a base idea from someone and alter the hell out of it to fit my needs/vision....it doesn't always work out for the best...but I end up doing it every. single. time.

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