Spray painting tubes is kind of hard. Paint flies everywhere and so much less gets on the project than needs to be. I was not about to try to cover the stabilizing legs in paint after how frustrated I was with the rest of the chair already. These chairs are also going to spend a significant amount of time outside, so the metal bar pressing up against bare legs in 116 degree mid-summer heat would not feel good. My answer? Twine!
It took a while to figure out how to get it tight and even, perhaps longer than it should have since I had Ash’s “help.” I really like how the twine color accents the lighter creams in the fabric and adds a bit of fancy to the chair. Definitely not looking like they came out of 1989 anymore.
Here’s a close up of the paint, twine, and fabric together. Pretty nice match considering it was all chosen from memory. I think these are going to look really nice once the flowers start coming up all over the yard.
Ashton loves modeling the chairs- even if they don’t have seats yet! I’m hoping to start tearing those apart tomorrow. It shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Dusty fabric and rusty staples….perhaps it will be a nap time project.
We are quite happy with the results so far.