Thursday, May 2, 2013

Night Tide

So we have these Adirondack chairs, they are just great chairs.  One was a gift from my Aunt, one was a gift I got for Matt, one we literally found at an abandoned lot, and one is a tiny plastic one that we got for Jack two years ago.  The only problem?  None of them match.  I don't really care that they are all different styles, but two of them are red (different reds though), one of them is untreated wood, and one is tan plastic. 
And they are ALL looking a little worse for wear.  I knew I wanted to update these guys, but they were WAY down on the ol' to-do list, so I didn't make any immediate plans to freshen them up.

UNTIL....

We stopped in at Wal-mart to pick up a replacement bulb for my tail light.  Matt says I can find a clearance department anywhere I go - and it is absolutely true.  I stumbled upon a cart chock full of spray paint with a big ol' "SPRAY PAINT BLOWOUT" sign.  What was I supposed to do? Walk away?! Puh-lease. 
I grabbed six cans of Rustoleum Night Tide, in a High Gloss Enamel.  A few days later I found myself impatiently waiting for the mudroom floor to dry, and about an hour of daylight left after the boys went to bed, so I got to sprayin! The color turned out to be a little more teal than the lid, but I love it!
I won't say that the back yard has hit 'oasis' status just yet, but for $6 (actually $5 - I didn't use all of the cans) this has made a big impact!

Have you done any makeovers on the cheap lately?

**And yeah - the retaining wall needs some love.  We will get there! But since we are on the topic anyway, I am thinking of painting it as a temporary solution.  Would gray paint be bonkers? The white in full sunlight can be a little glaring.

10 comments:

  1. oh i like!! i wish my walmart would have a cart full of dolla spray paint!!

    i would say grey it up, it will look good with the blue!

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    1. Thanks! That was my thought too, plus it wouldnt fight with the purple rocks.

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  2. crazybeautifulchaosMay 2, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    I vote red :) Like red, red. But I like red. A lot. Our whole AZ great room wall was red.red.red.

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    1. Thanks Beth! I like red, I'm just not sure about it with the redish/purplish rocks? Ya kna?

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  3. Oooh! I love the color! And I too wish my WalMart would have a spray paint blowout!

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    1. Thanks!! We were actually there again today, and it was gone. It must have been lucky timing on my part!

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  4. I really love the color! What luck that there was a spray paint blow-out sale.

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