Thursday, June 5, 2014
FINALLY! A Weekend Project Completed! It Only Took 3 Years. Look, Somethin' Came Up...I Got Distracted! But Now, The Atomic Hoop Chairs Are (Mostly) Done. Status: Need Feet.
All that's left to do is maybe another coat of rattle can Satin Black, attach the seats and slip on some protective feet. I just hate waiting for paint to dry! I have very little capacity for the waiting. I love instant gratification!
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It's amazing what a little time and effort can achieve. These have been waiting on a fresh coat of
paint for ages. I spotted them on criagslist a couple years ago and asked the girlfriend to pick them
up since they were close to home and I was still at work. Then they languished on the front patio
Well, yesterday I had finally had enough. I had the paint. I had the new seats. It was time to stop
fooling around and get some stuff done! They weren't gonna paint themselves. Lord knows I gave
them enough time to try. Funny thing is, it takes so very little time to actually paint stuff like this.
It's the waiting for it to dry that kills me. I don't just hit them with one coat and call it a day, no Sir. I
give everything a couple of light coats and it has always served me well. I've got a pair of Bertoia
Diamond chairs that got the same treatment many years ago (5ish) and even though one lives outside
on the back patio, they are still looking good.
Sure, they might have been better served with having a pop of color like the blue vinyl that they
arrived in, but the tan upholstery on the cushions is in such great shape that it seemed a violation
some how to pull it off and replace it. It'd be an easy job...if someone else wanted to do so, just not
me! Right now, the second coat of paint is drying on these then I'll attach the seats and head down to
the True Value hardware store for some feet. After that, they'll be heading to the booth. Which booth
should I drop these off at, Creve Coeur or The Shag? Any opinions?