Feeling Blue… Navy Blue

6 May

Even though the pollen was fighting me this weekend, I still had the urge for a quick and fun little outside painting party.

When we moved into our house last year, we found that the previous owners had left us two old outdoor chairs. They were a faded hunter green color and had some nasty old cushions on them that were moldy and had probably served as a romantic place for some gross spiders to do the nasty.

I decided to paint them a happy yellow color, throw on some new cushions and call it a day.

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I was okay with it until a month or so ago when I started thinking that my “happy yellow color” looked more like a “come into my Mexican fiesta” color. There was just something about the combo of the color and the cushions that was rubbing me the wrong way. Maybe it was just a little too LOOK AT ME on the front porch?

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This weekend I grabbed some Rust-oleum outdoor paint in Glossy Navy Blue and went to work. I ended up using part of a can (with a cheap brush that I didn’t mind throwing out afterwards) and a little more than one can of the spray paint version of the same color. I painted the first coat on, followed by an extra coat on the flat areas like the top and armrests. Then, after letting it dry, I sprayed on another coat so I could get in all the crevices.

entrance - after 2

It took me less than two hours and I really like the new look! I also added a couple solar lanterns that were on sale at Target (they charge during the day and then flicker at night) and kept my cute little yellow bird for some color.

entrance - after 1

Oh yeah, and if you’re wondering what’s happening on the other side of the porch… it’s this guy!

entrance - after 4

So there you go, the first stage of my front porch project. I’m also planning to paint my front door (inside and outside) but I ran out of time this weekend.

How about you, did you work on any fun projects over the weekend? What do you think of my sultry blue chairs – do you like them better or did you prefer my fiesta chairs?

10 Responses to “Feeling Blue… Navy Blue”

  1. kebum1 May 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Love the blue!! Please let us know when you do your door – I’ve been thinking of doing mine. I’d be interested in seeing how yours turns out :)

  2. Dorena May 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    I love the blue too! Great job!

  3. Decorum DIYer May 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    The yellow was fun, but I agree, the navy blue is much better for that location.

  4. Found This Painted That May 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Loved the yellow, but the blue is good too! Nice job.

  5. PinotNinja May 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    The blue is a change for the better — i really like the way it works with the blue tones in the green shutters and with the cushions. What color are you panting the front door?

    I’m in the depths of redoing my back yard at the moment. I’ll spare you the gory details, but this weekend involved the rental of a jack hammer and my husband instructing me to stand by with 911 already dialed into my phone at multiple points. Because that’s always the sign of a good idea. I give it at least 2 months before my back yard stops resembling a construction combat zone.

    • JoulesDellinger May 7, 2013 at 9:07 am #

      The front door is going to be a really pretty shade of green called “Shamrock” — I’m hoping to do some sanding and painting this coming weekend (fingers crossed). Maybe that will be my Mother’s Day gift, time to get my project done! =)

  6. apleasanthouse May 7, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    As much as the yellow was FABU- I LOVE the Navy! Well done. Well done. Now, pour the wine. I’m coming over.

  7. Ashley F May 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Love the blue. You’re right it looks so much better with those cushions.

  8. Megan May 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    I really like that blue and those cushions go perfectly with it! :)

  9. jocieopc May 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    love them in both colors…i love me some Rust-Oleum!

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