With all the thrift furniture I have been acquiring in need of a makeover, I have been doing a little research for great ideas and better techniques. I came across this wonderful product called Chalk Paint.
I had never heard of it before.
So I googled it.
I found TONS of information and youtube tutorials. After hours of watching, I finally decided. . .
I had to just try it. I decided to start small. I figured I could not mess up a pumpkin!
It was so easy, and I am in love with how they look.
So I figured I would venture into furniture territory
This was a $2 chair I found at a thrift store. I have my mothers old dining room table that I am making a larger top for. My plan is to collect 8 - 10 mismatched chairs that I can paint all the same color and then pair them with the new/old dining table This will be the beginning of that project.
So this is what the chair looked like to begin with.
It was painted a very boring brown and except for some minor gouges was in pretty good shape.
And this was the chair after one coat of the Chalk Paint.
And where I started was completely dry by the time I finished!
Then I took a fine grit sand paper and lightly (LIGHTLY) scuffed the edges to reveal the brown underneath.
After I had finished the scuffing, I brushed a light coat of Soft Wax over the top. That also dries very fast. After it had finished drying I took a soft cloth or sock and just buffed it a little. It has the most velvety feel and just a slight sheen. I will never go back to regular latex for furniture again.
This is the finished chair. So beautifully modeled by my Samantha and Sabrina in our backyard.
(we do not have a lawn mower,
so they pretend the backyard is a beautiful field) =)
This may be a project that takes me forever to finish,
AHHHH. . . .one down, only 9 more to go!