We recently built a table for my dining room. I love it and will be sharing about that soon, but first let’s talk about these yellow chairs! We chose to build a dining room table that seats eight, because we often have a very full house with friends and co-workers. I wasn’t ready to commit to eight matching chairs so I decided to collect mismatched chairs and paint them all the same color.
Collecting the chairs was fun. I spent a week or so hunting them down from local flea markets and thrifts. I chose anything that was sturdy, had a good shape and only had seats that could be reupholstered (if any at all).
To paint the chairs, I started with a base coat of Kilz Odorless Interior Oil Based Sealer Primer. I have used this primer for quite a few recent projects including our kitchen cabinets and my cocktail cart. For the top coat I used Rust-Oleum Safety Yellow. The color is a bright primary yellow and I absolutely love it!
Painting eight chairs is no small task. I actually had two friends helping me (thank you Mallory + Emma!) and it still took about five days for us to complete them (so. many. coats.) Three of the seats needed to be reupholstered. We simply unscrewed them and attached new fabric to each seat by stapling it underneath with a staple gun.