I love little french bistro chairs...
Shabby painted white ones,
and frenchy blues or grays...
they are darling.
I have had so many questions about these little french bistro chairs
These are not antique- they are from Kmart ~
and just $30.00 each!
They started out looking like this:
So beachy and fun, but a bit bright for blending with my shabby french style.
I was thinking layers of paint...
I loved the deep leafy green of these chairs
and the shabby chippy colors on these gorgeous chairs...
I bought green and white glossy spray paint as well
Use primer or scratch up the glossy surface of the chairs before starting
to help the paint stick, otherwise it might scratch off.
I painted one chair green first and covered it completely.
I actually really liked the look~
and thought about leaving it
but I stuck with my original plan of layering.
I added the white and shabbied it up by sanding off some of the areas
along the back and seat edges and a couple areas that stuck out a bit more than others.
For the antique green ones~
I used the green paint and lightly misted over the chair,
more in some areas - less in others.
I love how it deepened the turquoise and gave them a bit of an antique look
even before sanding the edges.
When the chairs were dry
I used 2" block number stencils (also from Kmart)
and black paint &
stenciled numbers on the backs.
I am absolutely loving these little chairs and their new looks.
They are perfect outside but so charming indoors as well.
At the table,
or in the bathroom holding a basket of towels for guests
flanking the fireplace ...
nearly anywhere you would like a sweet little chair
for an extra seat.
I want to give a HUGE shout out to my right hand girl...
my little mini-me :) my daughter Ansley.
She helped me so much with the outdoor makeover that I did with Kmart!
From our girl-time shopping together to helping me tidy the yard
and move furniture and plant plants.
I couldn't have finished it all in time without her help!