I can remember this lounge chair in some of my earliest memories. My parents bought it in the early 1980s as part of a set of outdoor furniture. It sat on our back patio and I am sure my sisters and must have pretended on it for hours. Sometimes it was ship, other times it was our princess bed with room for three of the fairest damsels in the land.
Back then, it was dark brown (like lots of things from that era!). Later in the '80s, we moved onto our little hobby farm. Here, the lounger became part of the pool room's decor, painted royal blue. When my parents moved back into town just before I got married 10 years ago, my mom gave it one final coat of colour - white.
As you can see now, all three of this loungers "colour lives" are showing through. And it is far from pretty!! In fact, Mom was done with the lounger. All the other pieces of the set have already gone to furniture heaven and the lounger was the last surviving piece. Mom was going to put it out for garbage pick up - until I stepped in for the rescue!!
Mom and Dad always found the lounger quite comfortable. Dad would read "Sports Illustrated" on it and Mom would sunbathe for 20minutes a day on it all summer long. And, of course, my sisters and I made countless phone calls to our friends lounged on its wooden seat. I just couldn't bear to see it make its exit from our family. So, of course, you can guess what I did with it........
Hello, "Ocean Kiss" (Behr) and Hello lovely lounger!!
I took my daughter with me to the Home Depot and let her choose the colour. I narrowed it down to a green, yellow or blue and let her choose the paint chip. I want she and her brothers to love this chair as much as my sisters and I did, so the colour choice would be key!
I used the Behr product that is primer and paint in one. It made this job so easy!! The horrible, chippy mess that once defined the look of the lounger virtually disappeared in one coat of paint! I went back and did some touch ups on the really dark areas, but another than that, it was one coat!!
And do you see my cute little side table? I bought it at Goodwill for $4.99 - and it was already painted this creamy colour! It is the perfect place to put my Mother's Day bouquet.
|I'd say she gives the chair a smiley 2-thumbs up!|
|And my biggest boy looks pretty comfy here, |
|And littlest dude looks like he could spend all day here. He said he *might* nap here|
tomorrow. Well see!
I couldn't leave you without a shot of my gorgeous clematis flowers. One day my vine was a mass of green leaves - and the next it was covered in blooms. OH! I love this warm weather!!