Jun 23, 2013

kitchen chair makeover finished -Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I have now all but finished making over our kitchen chairs. All 7 of them. I do have 2 or 3 more under the house butsome are broken or have nails sticking out in bad places. I've had a lot of fun with this project. I quite like painting but hate the rigmarole of washing brushes etc. As the paint can be washed out in water I can just quickly run the brush under my laundry tap and it's done.

I did get better at the waxing part and managed to get the last few chairs shinier. I will go back and rewax the earlier ones.

You can see here one chair pre wax

And post wax.

I have painted 7 chairs with 2 coats of paint and 2 coats of wax each and have used about half of each tin.

I thought this chair would be my favorite. I thought the yellow would look great under the grey. And it does. But the unevenness of the underlying paint does make it look a bit messy. After my first coat of paint I did scrape off quite a bit of the new and old paint to try and tidy it up a bit which helped a little but didn't totally fix it. This one will be my sewing room chair. I can enjoy the yellow without it sticking out like a sore thumb.

There have been some concerns raised this week regarding the toxins present in the wax. While the paint is said to be low VOC and eco friendly nothing has really been said about the wax. I think in future I will use a more eco friendly and family friendly waax


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Jodie said...

they look great !!!

Christina Lowry said...

They look great! Must have been a lovely feeling of satisfaction too, once they were done.

My sister has a set of these chairs, picked up here and there over the years, the first ones came from our family. They have also had many incarnations in their time and are currently painted in blues, aquas and whites. I've always wanted to steal them off her, and now I want to even more!

I quite like the sound of the chalk paint. Apparently you can make it yourself by mixing tiling grout powder in with the paint. I'm thinking of trying that with some of the left over paint we have here. Do you need to wax them, or could they be left without the wax?

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