Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Paint Party!




Joy of http://joysofhome.blogspot.com/ is having a paint party to celebrate the wonders of spray paint. Doesn't that sound right up my alley! I'm definitely BFF with spray paint, craft paint, oops paint, any paint really. This is part of a project I worked on in May. I had the patio table (which I spray painted white) but no chairs. So I found two ladder back chairs at the thrift store and used spray paint from Lowe's.






I already had a stencil with numbers and letters on it. I got this idea from the Pottery Barn Catalog.






This is a chair that I recently found at Goodwill. It's taken me 3 months to find a similar style as the original two. It still needs another coat of paint and the stencil. My husband wants 4 similar looking chairs so it's taking me a while to find them. Me, I'd do different chairs but marriage is all about compromise right? I need to find one more. Most of the chairs of this style have rush seats which wouldn't last too long outside. So it's taking a while.


Have a great day everyone (we're getting drenched by Fay but since we're in a drought I'm trying to be happy about it).

xo,


Manuela







48 comments:

ROXY said...

Oh Manuela, I'm so glad your back!!! Your blog was so inspiring and was much missed. Glad to see you back to the blogging neighborhood;)

Joy said...

I'm so happy you're back. I used to visit your old blog---you just didn't know I was there. It's wonderful that you joined the party. I really like the table and chairs and the added touch of the stenciled numbers is very fun!

I laughed at your comment about being friends with ALL kinds of paint. My husband jokes that if our house ever caught fire they would have to evacuate the neighborhood because of all the paint cans that would be exploding. Yep, I'm addicted to paint.

Kathleen Grace said...

we are all such spray paint addicts aren't we!? lol! I love the different colors on the chairs, I used to have a set of chairs like that (second hand) that had the rush seats but they disintigrated long ago.

deepfriedapplepies said...

Yeah Manuela! I'm so glad you are back~ Your blog is always full of eye candy.

Melissa Wertz said...

I have a metal table just like that. 6 chairs (metal), tea cart, chaise lounge, side table and coffee table. I bought them new about 15 years ago. The table and 4 chairs as a set on clearance. The rest at the manufacturer when they have their annual warehouse sale for .... 10-25 cents on the dollar! I bought a chaise, round coffee table, 2 chairs, tea cart, side table and would have gotten a swinging settee if I could have gotten it into my 91 honda civic too! Yep, I had wrought iron furniture hanging out of my car in every direction.

Well, being exposed to the elements for the past 15 years, they are in need of paint. DD wants them Crimson Tide Red. Tide fan that I am, I will have to think on that...

Great paint job. I know you look forward to getting your 4th chair and completing the set.

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

So glad you're back to blogging...I've missed you!

Darlene said...

Thanks for coming by to visit my blog. I love your table and chairs and the pottery barn "copy" is GREAT!!!

Mrs. B said...

Welcome back to Blogland Manuela! I was delighted to hear you had a new blog. I love those chairs. So colorful and fresh looking!

salmagundi said...

Great paint project! You've inspired me to maybe paint my metal table and chairs. They have been white and rusty for too long! Stop by my blog; I have an award for you, if you care to accept it. Sally

Blanca said...

Yes, welcome back to the bloggy world. We deifinitely missed you.

Blanca

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the stencil idea! I would be happy with different chairs too :-), but you are right about compromising!

I am a painting fool myself...I paint everything insight - or mosaic it...
Hugs,
Penny

Pajama Mama said...

LOVE the yellow chair and the stencil idea! I think I may need to steal it!

-kristen

Twice as Nice said...

The chairs look great. It looks like you started back up your blog about the same time my twin and I started ours. She tried to change the background today and messed things up alittle. I'm going to see if my daughter can fix it after school. Those teenagers are amazing on the computer!

proudgrits11 said...

Very nice! I love collecting pieces over time--only the rich can outfit their home to match all at once--the rest of us have to pace ourselves!!
Thanks for stopping by!
-Tabitha
Roots & Wings

dana said...

Hi! I think I found you just as you were starting your blogging break! It's so nice to read that your husb. still has his job even though it's not 100% the way it should be. You have the right attitude of putting it in the Lords' hands--things generally work out how they're meant to. I loved reading your posts and am so glad you decided to blog again! Dana

Stephanie said...

I love the color of the ladder back chairs! I'm looking for some right now, too.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

momof3azkids said...

What a beautiful blog you have. Thanks for stopping by mine. It's nice to meet you!

bj said...

Manuela, I am thrilled to death that you are back! I have truly missed you and your great blog.
WELCOME HOME, friend...and I love your new blog name!
This table and chairs are great. I saw the ones in Pottery Barn with numbers on them. My hubby smiled when he saw it because I have a little vintage metal stool with back that I painted years ago and put his old football numbers on it...lol
love, bj

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very cool chairs. Love them. cherry

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

I loved this so much from your last blog, that I painted our initials on my chairs sorta like you did the numbers. I just love them :)

Thank you for posting about the tiered cake stand, because I wanted one, but I had no idea what I would do with it. Great ideas!

hugs,
rue

Christina said...

Oh, I remember your old blog and was so disappointed to go to it one day and see that it was closed. So glad you are back. BTW, I was a lurker.

Love all of your projects and can't wait to see all that you come up with.

Great number stencils.

Cameo said...

That stenciling is a great idea! Love that table and chairs. I am loving the different colors.

Kimba said...

I'm so glad that you're back in blogland. I loved reading your old blog.

Beautiful chairs too! And I've been hunting a table like that all summer. No luck yet.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Thanks for visiting, and I love all of the furniture that are in your pics. We have been there with job changes, losses(one while daughter was in college and very sick)We look back and see the miracle of how God provided. I was also a stay at home Mom which was necessary with my daughters illness, but I did some cleaning and work whenever called to help out, and God always provided enough. I'll be visiting again. Blessings Jackie

Nikki said...

I love the stencils, very cute, I hope you find another chair.

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
I am so glad you're blogging again. I've missed you! I like you new blog name. How is your husband? Last I remember he was being laid off.
Welcome back
Hugs, Rhondi

Anonymous said...

H E L L O,

I saw your name over at Kim's... How are you ??? I am so glad you're back, you were missed. I hope everything in your world is going well.

All the best,
Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Mimi Sue said...

When I was a lurker with no blog I used to visit you. Wondered where you'd gone, glad you're back. Love that 3 tiered thing. Love the ornaments in it. So cute. Thanks for stopping by and come by for a visit again sometime.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Love the colors on those chairs. I also like the number on them. :)

Thanks for stopping by too!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Look at you! 29 comments already! Can I have your readers? Can I have your chairs :)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Look at you! 29 comments already! Can I have your readers? Can I have your chairs :)

Blissful Nikki said...

So glad your back! And your projects are awesome. I love the chairs :)

Kelli said...

Spray paint is almost magical isn't it?! I love those chairs!
~Kelli

Storybook Woods said...

Love it, but then I knew I would xoxox Clarice

Handmade Holiday said...

Yay! You're back!! Blessings... Polly

Linda's Blue Gate said...

See why we love you so much .... you take an everyday item and turn it into a stunning show stopper...
Big hugs
Linda

Anonymous said...

welcome back manuela! i'm here via housepeepers, always a good source for new quality blogs! love hearing and seeing paint renos. thanks for your expertise and good ideas. jkj

The Decorated House said...

Hi!
I've been worried about you, too. I'm so glad I "found" you after I saw you posted on Daisy Cottage.
It is wonderful to have you back blogging again.
Donna

diXymiss said...

Great project! Besides thrift stores and garage sales, you might try surfing Craigslist for eXtra ladderback chairs (there's even a freebies section).

Susan said...

Welcome Back! I was a lurker sometimes. I just started blogging in April.

The economy is causing problems for a lot of us. I was a teacher in a private, Christian school and was laid off last year at this time so I decided to retire a bit early. I understand about budgeting now and working part time. Any tips about "making do" with less income would be great!

mrsjones6 said...

Manuela, It is so wonderful to have you back in the blogging world. I really missed your inspiration and wonderful thoughts. I thought of you often this summer.
I am glad that your hubby did not have to change jobs after all, but can undrstand the pressure it has put on you.

I love this project....paint is a fabulous accessory!

Have a great weekend,
Jen

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Welcome back Manuela,

It nice to see you again. It is a hard habit to quit isn't it ?

So, I'll have to add you back to my list.

CIao for now

Gretchen said...

Manuela, welcome back to blogging. I'm new to it but I can tell from your blog, I'm going to love keeping up with you. You've done some great projects already and that 3 tiered tray was an incredible bargain.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Arlene said...

Manuela, I am so glad you are back. I had just found your blog when you closed it. I hope you had a nice break...now I will catch up. Again, welcome back!

Melissa said...

Manuela,

I had never seen your old blog, but herad great things about it.

I'm glad that you are back, so I can come and visit and be inspired.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Katy said...

WOW...thrift store finds?? Those are AWESOME!!!! I love what you did with them! :)

a day in the life of bella said...

I love those chairs and the numbers, how sweet!

I am finally getting to all of the spray paint parties :)

It's nice to meet you:)

Bella

Lady Katherine said...

While you are out finding ladder back chairs think of me.I need three Please.