Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Painted Chairs - Child Size


I picked up these 2 little chairs at St. Vinny's in Green Bay.  I knew I wanted to paint them using my knock down style.  So, first I painted each with 2 coats of Pumpkin Spice.

When dry, I mixed some paint and made my own pink color.  I used a wet and wipe method for this.  Swipe some paint on, spread out with a sponge and wipe off with a rag.  

Use this method over the whole chair.  When they were dry, I dry brushed on a coat of red.  Think where the color would be dark and dingy on the chair showing age.  Tip...complete the whole piece - do the whole process on backs and underneaths.  

Sometimes at this point I get scared...what did I do?  Don't worry, it will be o.k.  I don't like perfect looking things - I find beauty in imperfections.  I'm not knocking other's styles - this is just what I like.  

Now I hit it with the palm sander, sanding block and sand paper.  Think where the chair would have shown signs of wear.  

At this point, wipe down the chairs and use a gel stain over the whole chair.  When dry, wipe with a wax.  That's it.


These will be available at the "For the LOVE of Vintage - Pop Up" Sale this Saturday.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

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