On the other hand, if Rachel is your best friend, the people at Home Depot know you by name in the white paint section, & you love pink, green, & toile, chippy white, & ruffles.......forge ahead........
DH & I found 3 of the most awesome barley twist oak (yes, OAK) dining chairs. But I just couldn't abide with the dark finish. And the crumbly fabric & stuffed cushions were falling apart, so imagine my surprise when DH said yes, we could get them & YES!!! I could re-paint them WHITE!!!!!!
This was just the primer, but you can already see what a difference it is making & how it helps bring out the beautiful detailing!
Here is the finished product after .....a) a trip to JoAnn's Fabric Store b) locating WHICH closet my seldom used sewing machine was in & c) another trip back to JoAnn's for MORE fabric......
I used Waverly's Rustic Country Life toile in a lt green / reddish pink pattern, & coupled it with a green/white/pink small cabana stripe discontinued fabric for a little bit of unexpected fun.
Still need to do some paint touch-ups from where the molding was added to the chair backs, & STILL have 3 more kitchen chairs to re-do that I will mix & match with these, but for a girl who doesn't really sew, I feel very proud that I got this accomplished (AND that DH didn't staple my foot to the floor while helping me attach the ruffles!)
Next on the to-do list is to re-paint the kitchen table white. I'll show more pics when it is all finished.