After sanding, I applied two coats of spray-on primer which I didn't take a photo of. I then sprayed several coats of red paint and was sure after a letting each coat dry for a bit of time to flip over the chair to get all the nooks and crannies:
And now, the final outcome!
I enjoyed working on the chair, and I learned a few things along the way:
- I skimped on sanding and I shouldn't have. My impatience got the best of me and looking close-up, it's evident that I did a less-than-stellar job. But someone else's "imperfect" is my "rustic." And that's the story I'm sticking to.
- One can of spray paint was not enough even though the chair is child-size, so before I start in on an adult-size chair, I'll be sure to have at least two or three cans on-hand.
- I should have used a drop cloth. While I didn't care about putting paint onto the grass because it's due to be mowed any day now, it was a royal pain to get random bits of grass out of the chair that stuck on while it was drying.
- High-gloss paint was the right choice. It might have been overkill, but I also applied a clear gloss varnish after the paint dried. Can you blame me for liking shiny?