Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chair Redo

I am finally posting my chair project from two weeks ago! This is certainly nothing too exciting, considering all of the amazing furniture transformations out there; however, this was my very first attempt at furniture and I am giving myself a big pat on the back for getting it done! :) The chair was a GW find and I only paid $4.99 for it. I used some of my Old White Annie Sloan chalk paint, which is really WAY too expensive to be using on a piece like this...but I needed something that would cover a surface that was not evenly sanded and had some old poly on it. I think it's adorable now all shabbied up and I even found some great pillows at Target to dress it up a bit.

This is my only BEFORE pic. You can't see the whole thing, but there's enough showing to know that it's a pretty standard, wooden kitchen chair.

And here we are after our first coat of paint.

And the finished chair after a 2nd coat, wax, distressing and a bit more wax.

I also wanted to share a makeover that I am sending to my mom. This is an amazing little key cabinet! I adore the great latticework on the front and the fabulous dark wood.

I used a Valspar color called "Vintage Blue" is a really great grey-blue! I used two coats of paint, distressed a bit and then used (my new fave) wax to seal everything. LOVE!

Thanks so very much for stopping by! Happy Thursday!


betsy said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!!

Gael said...

What a darling chair. That paint is incredible! I haven't used wax like that. Could you give more info on that? The key cabinet is cute, too. I know that your mom will enjoy it.

outjunking said...

If you hadn't of said any different, I would have thought you bought that lamp shade. Good job.
Thanks for visiting with me today,

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