Remember THIS post about refinishing my dining room chairs? Well I am excited to share that I have a new chair to add to the group!
Isn't it crazy how similar this chair is to the other two? Found at totally different times, and by different people! Ben found the first two, my mom found this one! All were gifts to me, I'm so spoiled! :)
Here it is sitting next to it's new BFFs:
Detail shot of how it looks now that it's finished!
Paper towel or cloth to wipe off dust
Stainblocker - I used DecoArt's and it was great!
DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Relic (Grey) & Everlasting (White)
Favorite finish. I like matte & satin!
Medium and Very Thin Paint Brush
Small Cup of Water
1st Step: Sand down any rough spots. I had some globs of paint that I sanded down. Wipe down with cloth.
2nd Step: If your chair has been stained, put a coat of stainblocker on there. I wish I had had this stuff when I was painting a dark brown end table bright white. Would have saved me quite a bit of time.
3rd Step: 2 Coats of Relic (or whatever color you want!).
4th Step: 1 Coat of your favorite Varnish. If you're refinishing dining chairs, you want to be able to easily clean them without worrying about smearing or chipping, so coat that thing and save yourself a heartbreak later!
5th Step: Detail work with White Paint (Everlasting) and thin paint brush, and a small cup of water. You want your white paint to be really watery so it'll spread easily into the details. Keep your brush wet at all times!
Optional 6th Step: Put Varnish on Detail Work to keep it extra protected!
Aren't they pretty!! I loooove them! :) :) :)
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