The biggest key to success in the world of DIY is the ability to fail AND try, try again.

One of my failure stories sits like the dust on my patio chairs.

I WILL re-do my re-do. First, I need to admit that I didn’t succeed.

The smaller patio chair comes from my grandparents farm in Smith Center, Kansas.Papa's Old Patio Chair

Papa sat on that chair for years telling stories of his time in World War II and tales from when he met my grandma.

He passed away a couple of years ago and I wanted that chair! 🙂

The bigger (and really comfortable chair) came from a co-worker.

The BF scored major points when he took the chairs to his office for sand blasting and a coat of primer.

Here’s what I like:

  • The paint is even, not splotchy like spray paint can be (spend the extra money on quality cans of outdoor spray paint)
  • The silver detail looks nice. I used a paint pen

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Here’s what I don’t like:

  • The black is boring. The chairs need a bold and beautiful color like lime green or cherry red. A pastel like seafoam green would be pretty too
  • The bedazzle and bling looks cheap and isn’t for outdoor use
  • The finish would look better with a high gloss