Remember these chairs?
Cue Krylon spray paint: and Voila. A whole new set of chairs to love.
I sanded a little and sprayed with a coat of primer before spray-painting a couple coats of color.
Colors used: Georgia Clay, Ivy Leaf, and Bahama Blue. (All from Wal-Mart. I went to a local craft store figuring they would have the most artistic spray-paint color palette and was totally disappointed. Then when I was grocery shopping I happened to walk past the paint section at WM and they had a spray-paint selection twice as big as the craft store and the paint was less than half the cost. Not trying to brainwash you into being a big-box store consumerist; I'm just stating the facts.)
I'm still playing with faux-finishing and they need a good shellacking of polyurethane before they're ready to withstand the abuse they'll surely take, but I'm excited by the immediate change. Woo!paint used for my hutch last year or something brighter like the chairs. And yet I had pangs of guilt because, while this is totally not my style (I am not a great aficionado of Southwest art and decor), I am a great appreciator of the time it must have taken some sweet lady (I'm assuming) to put this kind of detail on this piece of furniture. I mean, check out those geckos . . .I keep feeling like I should give this to someone who loves it just the way it is. Oh the guilt . . .