So, I've painted fabric before, but this is the first time I'm painting an ENTIRE chair! Here's a shot of how this wingback chair looked before I attacked it:
Well, I sort of stuck a scarf on the cushion before the real attack, to see if it would make it stylish, but I just made it look stupid. Hence what happened next:
After months of resisting, I finally gave in. I went to Thrill of the Hunt in Ashland and I bought Annie Sloan's chalk paint. I've talked about my love for Americana chalk paint - which really is awesome, don't get me wrong - but it's just not quite in the same league as Annie Sloan chalk paint. Annie is just a master at paint making, and while her prices are higher - she is superior and therefore deserving of the extra dolla billz.
Specific things that make Annie's paint the best =
-Thicker and therefore needs less coats than Americana,
-Larger variety in paint colors
-Can buy paint in a quart size instead of buying millions of little sample sizes of Americana chalk paint
-Doesn't smell like ANYTHING
I also bought the clear wax, but snagged a discounted wax brush by buying the store brand instead of Annie's. As far as I can tell there isn't much of a difference.
I wanted to make the legs black, but not splurge on another can of Annie paint, so I used some of my leftover (from this mailbox) Martha Stewart multi-surface paint in black:
I still have to paint the back of the chair, and do a second coat all around, so this is just a little preview. I can't believe how fast this stuff dries, I should be finished with this chair in no time!! :)
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