This post is part of my participation as a Behr DIY Expert.
Paint is one of my all-time loves – it can give a project a whole new look, change something something completely. I tend towards fun bright colors and my top color choice is turqouise – I use it time and time again – I just love it! So it’s no surprise that I painted my new adirondack (yes, I had to look up how to spell that!) chair just that – an amazing turquoise called Caicos Turquoise from Behr in their new Marquee line. The Marquee line is amazing!
Trevor and the kids got me this chair for my birthday last month (since I didn’t win won from SNAP like some people…) – I guess there’s some hilarious story about the whole purchase, from buying the store floor model (already put together) to realizing they were driving a sedan to pulling through the drive through for shakes on their way home with the chair strapped precariously to the vehicle and seeing people they knew – – anyways, I was super excited to get it and it was a perfect gift! Now I just need one every birthday for the next several years so we can get a whole set…
We are in the process of building a house, but it’s VERY slow and so far not much has been done past the basement. But it’s still exciting to plan and I already know that the front door will be turquoise, because I love it and I want a fun front door. So I knew the chair would be turquoise too because I plan for it to be on the front porch of the new house.
Behind the scenes awesomeness – tell me this is about how you look when you’re painting, right?! (this is right before I said “be sure not to get me in the pictures!”)
I thought the paint had great coverage. It is paint with primer built in and I feel like I really put that to the test going straight over raw wood without priming it, but the paint did a great job.
The downside of this chair is all the slats – you don’t think of that when you jump in to paint it, but you realize quickly there are TONS of nooks and crannies. I painted the front, let it dry, then flipped it over and painted the underneath side.
You can tell that it really covered great on the wood:
Oh yeah, it’s awesome. This is the old house front porch – – so multiply this awesomesness times 10 because a matching front door will step it up that much more. And see, I have a thing for that color – chair, shirt, shoes….
Currently we’re staying with my parents while we finish building our house (we sold our current house – closed on it yesterday!) – – meanwhile my grandma also moved in with my parents and she’s building a little apartment area onto the end of their house. Communal living here we come, ready or not – – I think you can see that in the mis-mash of lawn furniture that has accumulated from everyone’s move:
What’s your next paint project?? This was a fun one!
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Lynn J Simon says
What was the name of the blue paint color at Home Depot?
Mandy Beyeler says
sorry, I can’t remember! it was Behr Marquee though, if that helps
Absolutely love the chair! I complete a similar project over the weekend with BEHR paint (solid wood stain) but ran out of time to do a second coat. Is it absolutely necessary and if yes, can I put the second coat on a week later?
Mandy Beyeler says
I think a week later is totally fine!! 2 coats is probably better than one 😉