So a couple of weeks ago I came home from our local Habitat for Humanity Restore with a chair, an end table and a coffee table for $30!
The chair was in good condition. Solid wood, nice detailing, just some scratches and a blah wood finish, for $10.
Last week I ordered two new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors from my friends at the Mill at Gibsonville - Primer Red and Aubusson Blue.
The paint sat in my house one night before I just had to open it! I decided the Aubusson Blue was just the thing for that blah chair.
Steps to achieve this look:
- Apply one coat of Aubusson Blue to the entire chair. I like to pour some chalk paint in a plastic cup and stir in just a tiny bit of water (I find the paint is sometimes a bit thick straight out of the can but that is just my opinion!).
- Stand back and think “wow, that Aubusson Blue is one bright color!”
- Once the chair is dry, mix Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint with water (mine was about 60% water, 40% paint).
- Apply this whitewash over the entire chair taking care to wipe off any excessive dripping.
- Once the piece dries, lightly sand in areas the chair would naturally have wear and/or where you feel there is too much whitewash.
- Wipe away all dust.
- Apply a coat of clear wax, removing any excess.
- Buff with a clean towel.
|White washed chair before sanding.
Finn the puppy is hard at work guarding it!
Admire your beautiful chair!