I mentioned on my summer bucket list that I’m “PAINTING ALL OF THE THINGS.” That includes painting a lot of small furniture items. You know, the projects that have been floating around in my head all winter. For the longest time I have wanted Adirondack chairs. Then I found this kit for DIY adirondack chairs.
DIY Adirondack Chairs
They embody summer, the lake and everything nautical. If you follow me on Instagram you probably know by now I am passionate about Lake Erie and all things with cottage charm. I remember first sitting in one of these chairs at Lakeside, Ohio many years ago. “Wow, this is comfortable.”
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Homemade Cape Cod Chairs
A few months ago I started researching chairs. I wanted to buy some that would last long-term. They would sit outside and experience a beating in the summer sun. I found the $299 L.L. Bean model has mostly good reviews, but not all. Outside of that I found several models on Amazon, but the price tag was more of a challenge than I was up to. Most of the high-quality chairs go for $200+ each. Yikes.
Then I came across these chairs at Ace Hardware. Adirondack chair for $50? Yes, please! The only catch – you need to paint it yourself and assemble it. I would paint it if the husband would assemble. So we did and also purchased two matching ottomans. Our total investment was just under $150 for the whole set.
Do It Yourself Wooden Porch Furniture
I already had paint and supplies at home. I did go the extra mile and following priming and painting (exterior paint) I coated the chairs with Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane. And I added casters to the bottom of the legs. The chairs are finally done! I can’t wait to enjoy summertime sitting in these.
If you don’t mind a bit of elbow grease, I would highly recommend this DIY route. Now I just need a table to put in between them. I’m thinking I might DIY another table by painting it, or perhaps create a mosaic table with my beach glass.