Monday, May 23, 2011

An antique chair re-do

So I promised earlier I would be back later with some pics of my first ever chair re-do. I have a new- minor obsession with garage sales this year and I want to buy every piece of furniture I can find. I don't however but I have found a few amazing pieces and this chair was one of them. I loved the shape of this chair and it's so dainty and I just loved it and score for me I paid $6.00 for it. First I sanded, then primed, then painted two coats of paint. The top coat is antique white from Sherwin-Williams and then after it was dry I made a wash using glossy dark chocolate paint and a whole bunch of water. I took a little paint brush and brushed on the wash and then used a rag and wiped it off. It is fabulous it is like distressing paper and all that great dark color sits in the cracks and crevices. I am in love, I have to spray a clearcoat on yet but then it will be done. I have lots more before and after projects coming up so be on the lookout!

I have linked this project up to:

Miss Mustard Seed




Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

I love it! What a great find for only $6. I've missed the good garage sales around my parts so I'm super jealous of your cute chair!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Very pretty! I love how the glaze makes the details "pop"!