First of all ...
Thank you Thank you Thank you!
I loved hearing your opinions on the bar stools.
All of them.
Many of you asked painting questions in the comments and emails.
So here are just a few of my tips.
I love to spray when I can.
It's easy and let's just be honest here....it's fun!
Now that I have my little spray helper ;)
You can buy these at Wal Mart for under 3.00.
They just snap on to the top of your paint can.
It really saves the finger and the nails.
If you take your time and add thin coats you will prevent a lot of runs and drips.
Your finished product will come out nice and smooth.
Now before we go any further...
I might suggest you sand or use a liquid sander if you are painting over an existing paint.
I did not.
Why?.... Because my paint was worn so thin and I was lazy.
Next.. I would recommend priming your furniture before painting.
My bar stools were black and really needed this step.
Did I do it?.... nope.
After 3 cans of spray paint my wallet started to tremble.
Three cans brought me to the point you see here and I still had one stool left.
I decided to throw in the towel and just paint.
One question was how I made it so smooth.
It's all in the brush baby!
I use Purdy products.
I also used a High Gloss paint here as you can see.
I few of you recommended I rough it up a bit.
Sand the edges.
Some of you even suggested I add a glaze.
I just may take ya'll up on that offer.
It's always fun to play with paint on pieces like this.
You just can't go wrong...
If you do..paint again!
So thanks for all of the great compliments and suggestions.
If you are a DIY or would love to become one
I have the place for you!
Haven Conference 2012.
Hope to see you there!