Thursday, October 31, 2013

Classic Black Windsor Chairs

Today's project is a pair of classic black Windsor chairs.


I picked this pair up at a yard sale a summer or two ago. Somehow they made it to my basement and I just pretty much ignored them. They are in really great condition and very comfortable. But I already paint a ton of chairs and the thought of more spindles just kind of made me cringe!


Well it's that time of year when I'm trying to wrap up most of my painting projects before winter, so I finally decided their day in the sun had come. And now that I have a paint sprayer, painting spindles is really a piece of cake!
 
 
If I'm going to spray, I always try to paint multiple projects in the same color at once.
 

Over the summer I thrilled to received a HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer . You can read my complete review here. Each time I use it, I'm impressed with how easy this sprayer is to use and with the smooth finish I achieve. I still enjoy the process of hand painting, but this is a great option to have. If you are thinking about a sprayer, definitely check it out!
 

I considered going with a bright happy color for fun, but ultimately decided on classic black. The color is Broadway from Behr and I always use the paint and primer in one formula.


I have to say, the finish is pretty much flawless!

 
I finished up with a light distressing and a coat of Minwax Wipe-On Poly in satin.


Pretty, classic and finally done!


I'm a firm believer that things are meant to be used and loved, not stored away somewhere gathering dust, especially if that somewhere is my basement. So hopefully these chairs will soon find their way to a happy new life!

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21 comments:

Susan D said...

I love these chairs and they are absolutely perfect in black. So very jealous of your sprayer!

Lauren said...

Hello, I live in the area and I am interested in these chairs. Will they be for sale next week?

Heritage Hall said...

I'd buy those chairs in a heartbeat.. Thank you for sharing
the process of finishing.
Mary

Lisa said...

Simple and Beautiful Sharon. Love black!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They look so beautiful!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Yes Lauren, these chairs will be available at our Holiday Open House! If you are interested in more details, just shoot me an email. You are a no-reply commenter, so I have no way of responding to you directly!

Gail Wilson said...

yay for HomeRight! ugh! can you imagine doing these chairs by hand? yikes!

The chairs look great Sharon! They'll go fast for sure.
gail

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are fabulous!!!! love the finish and shape!

Dawn said...

They're perfect now. I always think a windsor needs to be black.

Hetty said...

They will look great in someone's home - a bit of black is real chic!

Dear Emmeline said...

Love!!

priscilla said...

Fabulous as always !

Lilly Ash said...

Those chairs are gorgeous! What an improvement. I love a classic look, too. I'm sure they'll go fast.

Robin Johnson said...

I adore Windsor chairs and yours are looking oh so pretty. I'm thinking I need to get one of those sprayers for next summer. Looks like fun.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great choice! I love the classic black.

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Leslie Harris said...

Hi Sharon, great job as usual. Black is so pretty. And I've wondered if you ever used a sprayer, because the worst part of painting chairs for me are all the small in between places...I bet you have no problem selling these chairs, they're classic.

Shannon Gabor said...

They look great!

Laurel Stephens said...

I can't believe it, Sharon! I have six of these exact same chairs (inherited from my mother) and I use them everyday. And I sprayed them black two years ago!

Pam Jackson said...

Can't go wrong with basic black or dark brown. Looks great.

Robert Gomez said...

Thank you for the feature!! I don't know how I missed this! I was searching through your Favs and came across this post and saw my piece. I was moving during that week so I guess I wasn't reading my daily blog reads as much. office furniture Brisbane really appreciate it :)

okiwen said...

Don't know how much you respond to the comments as I am not much of a blogger. Point is:

These look very fine. Really look much better that the original chairs. Wish I could stumble upon a few that would be worth the effort myself. The price of used furniture is not to be believed.