Many moons ago, Mr. B bought these rocking chairs at the spur of the moment at the auction. This was before TAH was really ours (ie, signed, sealed and delivered!) so I was feeling already overwhelmed with the "to-do" list.
At the time, I was - not going to lie - super annoyed because he hadn't really considered how he was going to get the HOME from the auction. I am sure you can imagine the conversation....
Mr. B: "Hey, look what I bought"
Mrs. B. "Bought? Um that's great honey. They look like hell."
Mr. B: "I know. We can restore them."
Mrs. B: "You mean I can restore them? Right. How much did you pay?"
Mr. B: "$15 for both."
Mrs. B: "Pretty good deal. How are we getting them home?"
Mr. B: "Hm. Good question. I hadn't thought of that."
You can guess that we developed a "no bidding without the other person's approval" policy from that point forward.
So fast forward and you'll remember us - very stupidly - trying to strip these bad boys by hand. We obviously chose the hottest day of the summer last year, worked out on the patio in direct sunlight from 12-4pm and made about 2% progress. Rookie mistake.
Pre-primer and ready to go.
First coat spraypaint
So I spraypainted the heck out of the chairs - lots of thin little coats - and in the end:
Now that I look at that picture, I realize I tell a lie: We bought a small wooden table to go between the chairs (got to have a place to put your drink!) so I'll have to take another after photo for yall :-)
So guess where we spent all of Memorial Weekend?