I have been working for weeks on the antique white and gold vintage dining room chairs and am so happy to be done. This project took a lot longer than anticipated due to our snowstorm and having the kids home for a full week. Each chair has taken multiple coats of paint to cover and a lot of time was spent on the gold gilding. It was a time consuming project but now that I see the chairs together – wow. I really can’t wait to see them with the lighter colored fabric on the seats. It will change the look dramatically and I tried to show you all by pulling the red fabric up in places to get an idea.CONTINUE READING
A super easy and quick paint project was this great little shelf I found at a thrift store. A quick wash of chalk paint in Annie Sloan Old Ochre gave it some style. A wash really maintains the look of the wood underneath while making the detail pop.
This video was made a few weeks ago. It’s on my YouTube channel and shows how to add a wash of chalk paint over an existing coat. The same technique was used on the shelf above, except that the wash was added directly onto the raw wood. I then took a rag and wiped it off to create the look above.
In a few weeks, I hope to be able to start on these vintage french barrel cane chairs. Aren’t they just gorgeous? My client is having them reupholstered (the original fabric is so beautiful but up close, it is damaged). I am going to paint the chairs in a similar fashion to what they are currently. I plan on fixing the damage and using gold and silver to create a beautiful finish. They will look fabulous!
I will share the Favorite Find Monday – Vintage Sideboard on Wednesday!. Can’t wait for you to see the Before and After!
What a very frustrating few days it has been in my blogging world! My web hosting service decided to migrate my site to a larger server. It went really wrong and took them a full day to fix with my site being down the entire time. Wednesday’s post was lost in the process and many never had a chance to read it before it disappeared. Thank you to all who emailed and got in touch to let me know of the issues. I really appreciate it! Technology – how I love and hate it at the same time 🙂
I have a ton of work waiting for me in my garage, which is both slightly intimidating but highly exciting. Remember my post yesterday all about my word for 2016 – balance? I’ll need some serious balance to get this done on time and keep my house from falling apart at the same time 😉
This week, I am working on these beautiful dining room chairs. My client wants her new home to feel a little lighter and brighter. She wishes to maintain her traditional style while adding a more modern touch. Painting these lovely chairs in a soft, creamy white will definitely do the trick! She is also having the chairs reupholstered and will choose the fabric as soon as I deliver one of the finished, painted chairs back to her. She really needs to see the finish before choosing the fabric. These chairs are about to be completely transformed!
What have I been up to this week?
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Welcome to The Painted Drawer Link Party!
We all love the true “before and after” on this blog and last week’s features won’t let you down! They epitomize what talent, creativity and vision can do. Let’s party!
A quick note – you all really came through for Laurie! She received so many fantastic suggestions for her dining room set and her room in general and was thrilled. Do any of you want to participate in What Would YOU Do? Shoot me an email at email@example.com and a pic! That was a lot of fun!
Yesterday, I shared my latest favorite find.
It is a great, solid oak chair that I picked up for under $5.00.
Here is the chair after a few coats of creamy white paint. I used a combo of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and General Finishes Milk Paint Antique White. I mixed the two (about half to half ratio) and am in love with the result. The paint goes on smoothly, is easy to distress and doesn’t need to be waxed.
This week, I brought home yet another chair. It has been added to the rather large collection of random chairs scattered around my home. If I see a really great one, I just can’t leave it behind and so, into my house it goes.
This chair is very old and marked underneath, Heywood-Wakefield Co. Philadelphia. The best part? Someone else already did all the work! They painted it, crackled it, distressed it and actually did a fantastic job and then decided to throw it out. Why, thank you! I found it at a thrift store and it is the perfect color for my living room.