Have you ever had a project that you can't seem to finish? That's how this one went. I bought the wood and cut everything out right before I even started this blog, almost 7 weeks ago. Then the wood just sat there for 3 or 4 weeks. I finally built them and started to paint - and I ran out of paint. So of course they sat there until yesterday. I finally finished them. The thing is that it's a really easy project that should have taken me no more than 2 days to complete.
I used these plans from Ana White's website to build them. She calls them $4 chairs. The cost of the wood really was $4. However, you have to add in the cost of the paint - unless you have leftovers from another project.
Here's what I started with.
I went the lazy route and used a brad nailer to attach everything instead of using screws. Make sure that you wipe up your glue while it is still wet. It does not come off easily after it's dry.
Here they are all put together. If you look closely, you'll see that one of the backs of the chair is one inch shorter than the other. One of my back legs was cut an inch shorter. I don't think anyone will notice unless the chairs are right next to each other.
Next I filled all the holes with wood putty and sanded everything down.
At this point you should primer them. I didn't. Call me lazy or cheap. I painted them with Krylon Ivory Spray Paint and ran out before I had any good coverage. So of course I had to go buy more paint. I should have just bought some primer to begin with.
My daughter wanted pink chairs, so since I had some leftover from her room, I added a little to the seat and back of the chair. This is the color, but I didn't want it that bright.
So I painted some on. Just on the top.
And then wiped it off before it dried.
It gave it kind of a white washed look.
By the way, this is not a professional technique. it's just me messing around with paint.
Here's the table that we already had that I built them for. Looks like I need to do some more painting if I want them to match.
So what do you think? Do you like the pink? Or should I have left them white?