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« on: June 02, 2010 06:08:48 AM »

I scored this lamp and the chair from a local thrift store for 6 euros in total. Being the smart girl I am, I thought I'll just spray paint them white. Easy peasy, as they say. My a**. I spent in total 25 euros on spray paint, primer and a finish and they still aren't even. Why no one ever told how hard spray painting is!!! Anyways, I think they look rather nice for a first time ever spray paint job.

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Any tips regarding spray painting are more than welcomed  Grin Cheesy Wink
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010 06:41:47 AM »

Nice job! Not clue on how to spray paint more successfully, but it looks like you made it work. I would say that you may have chosen some challenging items to start with!

Isn't it ironic that our thrift store bargains can cost so much in the end! Still, I'm sure you saved money compared to buying it new!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010 07:37:29 AM »

That's true. I've been hunting for a slender office chair with metallic legs for years and all I could find was in price range of 200 euros plus. Yay ofr craftiness.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 08:53:59 AM »

I have found slow layers coats of paint. Paint a little let dry and repeat several times.  They both look great! The whicker lamp might need a little more paint. The whicker absorbs more. Sucks up paint like a sponge! You could also try a clear coat to seal in the paint. I usually shoot things with one or two sprays of that!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 02:57:34 AM »

The wicker is real ba****d to spray paint. It does need more coats but I just can't face anymore spray painting for sometime. I did use a clear mat sealer on both of them and it really worked wonders on the chair.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 12:06:37 PM »

I also decided to spray paint some things white recently and also realized the difficulty. But, yours look great. I would totally buy the chair in a store.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010 06:17:02 AM »

I also decided to spray paint some things white recently and also realized the difficulty. But, yours look great. I would totally buy the chair in a store.  Wink

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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