The other day, I had decided that this would be a good time to paint the rockers on our back porch. Now, it must be said, these rockers are over twenty years old and although they've been cleaned a time or two, the paint was in a sad, sad state. As I wondered, out loud, what color I should paint them, The Husband chimed in with, "How about a teal?" to my utter shock.
I must clarify. When we built our first house he had a VERY strong opinion that the walls should be painted a beige-y color. I acquiesced...for a bit before I re-painted the living room with Tuscan-inspired yellow...which eventually grew on him.
So, apparently, after many years of marriage color has grown on him. And, actually, I had been thinking about teal for those chairs. I immediately headed over to the Target website and they had the perfect color of spray paint - so I promptly ordered five cans...plus four white cans; because you always need white spray paint.
I started with this, lightly sanded, cleaned but sad looking chair (this was my "test" chair).
|Actually, this one is one of the better looking ones.|
It was selected as a "test" chair based on it's proximity to the door!
After it was sanded, cleaned and finally dried I moved on to the painting portion of the day.
|After the first coat...I LIKE!|
I sent the photo to The previously, color-averse Husband, who approved. And then...I looked at my hands. And sent this photo to The Husband saying, "Obviously, I didn't think through the ramifications...I'm going to need a new manicure!"
|Never have I seen a teal-hued french manicure before...|
What I didn't take into account? How many cans of spray paint it would take to cover ONE chair. Two coats on the top half of that one chair (the bottom still needs to be painted) later has me trying to calculate how many more cans are needed for the other two chairs.
But then I started thinking...should I paint each chair a different color? Or should I paint two chairs teal and one coral? Or should they all be teal and the table white? Or the table black? Decisions, decisions. But by the time this is all over, the back porch is going to be riot of color.