Remember the red chair I've been working on? I'm sorry to say that it has a new home...in our local landfill. As much as it kills me to throw away perfectly functional furniture, this poor thing was beyond saving. In fact, I put it out for the garbage pickup last night and while I was working in the open garage, noticed more than one car of pickers sloooow down to have a look at it..and then hit the gas when they saw its sorry state!
My last report was that I had decided to strip the chair of the red paint, but the stripping hadn't gone quite as smoothly as I'd hoped. I thought for certain that we could use our new pressure washer to easily remove the rest of the gunky paint, but that paint was stubborn. To even hope to remove it, The Mister had to use a high setting on the pressure washer, which terribly splintered the wood. It's possible that some major heavy-duty sanding might have helped that issue, but even still there was red paint gunk that refused to be removed. I finally just gave up.
I like the little chair and I'm really bummed that I had to toss it. :( If I had just been smart and used spray paint in the first place, I'd be sitting on my cute bright red vintage chair right this very minute. Instead, I'm on the hunt for a new desk chair that I can paint. Ah well--I guess in DIY, you win some and you lose some. It's obvious which one this is.