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Painted Adirondack Chairs - Carefree And Fun

Mar 29, 2008
One of the great things about Adirondack Chairs is you can do so much with them. Whether you use them indoors to create a beachside retreat or outdoors for entertaining, they are one of the most versatile and flexible forms of seating invented.

Painted Adirondack Chairs are particularly popular these days. And given the artistic nature of the artists who paint them, one can understand why.

Available in a rainbow of colors, painted Adirondack Chairs allow you to show your sense of style, your sense of humor or your passion for your favorite pastime. The artisans who paint these chairs cover nearly every subject imaginable, from the scenic to the whimsical.

For example, if you have a passion for fishing, you can order painted Adirondack Chairs featuring a big mouth bass or big game sailfish jumping out of the water. Love to dive? There are painted Adirondack Chairs filled with clownfish and seahorses. You'll even find sea life "swimming" on the arm rests.

If you're a budding beach bum, there are plenty of painted Adirondack Chairs with beach scenes or flip flops climbing up the chair's back.

Of course, that's just the beginning. Artists have rendered just about every subject imaginable on painted Adirondack Chairs, including ladybugs, butterflies, parrots, hunting scenes, big game and for those Independence Day celebrations, an American flag, complete with regal eagle emblazoned on it.

If you live beachside or near any artist communities, you're likely to come across some local folk art in the guise of painted Adirondack chairs. Many local artists use these wood chairs as a canvas, creating their own visual wonders on the backs, seats, sides and arms. These are extremely prized possessions and you'll want to make sure that these chairs are protected from the elements. After all, you wouldn't leave a Picasso out in a raging storm.

Speaking of painted Adirondack Chairs, if you're artistic you can do the same thing as the local folk artists do. Simply buy a basic chair and paint it yourself. If you can use the paint on wood, you can certainly use it to make your own painted Adirondack Chairs. They not only make a great addition to your home, but prized gifts to others. And an unpainted chair costs far less than one painted by another artist.

Just be sure you prime the wood first. If you're used to painting on wood as a medium, then you already know this. And you'll want to make sure you add a layer of lacquer over the paint to add durability. Nothing's worse than spending hours toiling over your work of art than to have someone sit down in your chair and rub some of your design off.

As you can see, painted Adirondack Chairs can add a lot of character to your home. They can reflect your own unique personality, interests or viewpoints in amazing ways. They are one of the few works of art that you can settle into and enjoy, not only as the work of art that it is, but as a pretty comfortable piece of furniture too.
About the Author
Jesse Akre,author and owner of numerous home decor sites, offers online consumers his thoughts on purchasing outdoor accessories such as perfectly poshpatio furniture, casually chic Adirondack chairs and ruggedly beautiful outdoor furniture.
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