I go the first one almost 10 years ago, and then a second one a few years later. The colors never quite matched and they have really started looking old and worn.
I tried to find a color that was close to the original paint color so I wouldn't have to paint more than one or two coats. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint and mixed equal parts Louis Blue and Florence.
They only needed one coat and it took me about a day to paint both chairs. I rubbed them with steel wool to create the smooth soft finish like wax usually does. I couldn't use wax because sitting out in the sun all summer would cause the wax to melt.
Here is a look at the before and after:
What a huge difference a little paint can make. I don't know why, but it still amazes me.
I finally have a place to sit outside and drink my morning coffee. I could not be happier.