Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"F" is for Fourth of July

Build: kids adirondack chairs

Three kid size adirondack chairs with handpainted stars:

Chair plans courtesy of Ana White, for a similar version use these.

So sturdy even Mommy fits in these chairs:

The perfect backyard accessory, even if the kids don't sit in them very long.

Thank you Ana for making great plans for more backyard fun!

Here's how I finished the kids adirondack chairs:

1. Build the chairs as per Ana's plans.
Build the back piece then use a jigsaw to make curve:

2. When adding the seat slats use a scrap piece of wood for consistent spacing:

3. Sand, prime then two coats Rustoleum white lacquer:

4. Print out a 1.75" star.
Center star on chair back, trace outline with a ballpoint pen:

5. Using Americana patio paint and DecoArt Traditions round #3 brush:

6. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:
I did three coats.

7. Seal star with clear spray poly gloss:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. Is there anything you are NOT able to do??? ;)
    Wonderful chairs for so cute kids!

  2. I love my adirondack chairs, but chairs sized just right for kids?!
    Adorable! And the dresses are so cute, too!!!

  3. I can't believe you built these. They are amazing. Maybe I'll have to put my husband in charge of this project. He'd have a lot of fun with it. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

  4. Hi! Visiting from a link party. Oh my I love these chairs! I have always wanted to make some.. thank you for the easy tutorial! Im pinning it for sure. And hopefully my kids will sit in them longer then a few seconds ;)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to link this up to my Friday party.. it just opened!

  5. those are awesome! and i love the stars you added- the perfect touch!