The girls and I were coming home from some errands when making the turn around the corner from our house I passed by two very curious men sitting on a couple of hideous blue bar stools by the curb. I kinda chuckled as we passed them. Nearing our driveway it hit me - "what if they are selling them? I could paint those babies!" I went back.
There they were probably thinking to themselves "here comes that crazy lady again."
I pulled up, rolled down my window and asked "are those chairs for sale?" I then realized they were cleaning out their garage - it wasn't a sale. (Epic fail, according to my teenage son.) One of the men stood up and said "do you want them?" Yes! He even loaded them up in my car. The other guy is our neighborhood magician. He puts on shows at schools. Who knows what he used those poor ugly blue chairs for, but I didn't care. I just wanted to rescue them and take them home.
I was a little nervous to show hubby as I wasn't sure if he'd see the finished chairs in his mind like I had. We had been wanting a bar stool for the kitchen counter (we only have room for one in our tiny kitchen). Hubby looked at the color and said "what the heck?"
I said "I know, you see why I had to rescue them and the best part was that they were FREE!" Out came the spray paint. Rustoleum Black satin. We brought those babies back to life. We have one at the counter - looks so cute. His twin sits in the living room. I love that they have backs on them with the little cut-out. And the raffia seats are in perfect condition!
I'm not quite sure what to call the blue (the picture doesn't do the ugliness justice), except hideous. I use that word when I'm at a loss to describe something ugly. Poor chairs. They couldn't help themselves from the previous owner.
I bet the little guys feel so much better with new black suits! Aaaaahhhh the wonders of black spray paint.