Thursday, May 29, 2014

To Paint or Not to Paint?


Years ago, I found this terrific metal chair at a local thrift store for $3. It was love at first sight, even though I didn't know exactly where or how I would use it.

Over the years, I collected three more. I picked them all up at the same thrift store. All at different times. All for the same low price of $3. In the back of my mind, I envisioned painting them bright colors and strategically placing them in our vast backyard garden.


They might look at home alongside the vintage bicycle and tricycle.


When I recently pulled the chairs out of the back shed where I had stored them out of sight since I purchased the last one,  I was surprised at how rich the rust and chipping really was.

I like it so much I'm thinking about not painting, but instead, simply applying a clear coat sealant to prevent further deterioration.




What would you do? Paint or not paint? Give me your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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11 comments:

  1. No paint! Love it as is. =)

    Jeanine

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  2. Oh, don't paint them! They're terrific. Just seal.

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  3. Love the rust, but I say paint them.

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  4. Keep AS IS!!!! Love your chairs--AND your gorgeous backyard.
    Ann

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  5. love having little surpises like these in the garden! I agree w/others, no paint! cute just the way it is! thank you for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party this week & sharing the party w/your friends! xoox, tracie

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  6. no paint, it is filled with wonderful chippy character. love it! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥

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  7. Leave it as is... lovely. Here from Fishtale Cottage Garden Party

    Cielo

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