I’ve had a couple of high pub chairs for a number of years now, back when I purchased MFT (My First Table), along with MFB (My First Bed) and all the other accoutrements that adorned MFA (My First Apartment).
Originally a set of four chairs with matching table, the set was hauled from Washington to California, and then moved in and out of no less than three living spaces, along with a garage and a storage unit to boot. Needless to say, it’d seen better days, so when the opportunity came to pass along two of the chairs and the table to a local ministry, I kissed my MFT good-bye but kept the other two for our bar area.
Here we are now, another move later, bar-less, but still with two of the chairs that have sat in the basement collecting dust. Finally, I moved them up to the dining room, no sooner realizing these well-worn Fred Meyer steal-of-a-deal finds aren’t adding anything to the space.
But that’s all going to change.
And that’s where you come in: much to the chagrin of the HBH, I’m bringing a bit of sunshine into our corner of San Francisco. We’re going yellow, folks.
The vision started with my friend T-Mar’s chairs…
See how they’re just a little bit weathered, mostly around the edges and such? You can still see the paint stripes, and I love the high-gloss finish (as do I love the seats, though I doubt I’ll be able to replicate that).
So, studio audience, how many coats of paint do my chairs need to still have that slightly weathered look?
I sanded the chairs, particularly the edges, before painting them, but how many coats do you think I should do?
Should I just apply a high-gloss finishing coat now?
Or is quasi-shabby chic so 2012, and I just ignore the weathered look all together, and really scare the begeebers out of the HBH with the yellowest of yellow chairs?
Thank you for being my painting consultants.