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Monday, June 29, 2015

Painted channel back chair

We got this chair at a city-wide yard sale for $5.. which was a steal. It had some stains on the fabric and knicks in the wood. so I decided that since we got it for so cheap I would try the Annie Sloan paint on the fabric. Here is how it started out.


I painted the  fabric in Annie Sloan old white, as I was painting it I would dip the brush in water then in the paint to make it more watery then paint it onto the fabric it took a few coats here in there as it was watered down. Then I used waverly inspirations paint for the arms and legs.I lightly distressed the fabric to make it smooth and heavily distressed the arms and legs then i waxed the whole thing.

Here is how it turned out




The paint and wax do not come off when you sit on it and the wax over the paint makes it feel like a soft leather. So what do y'all think of the chair now? Would you ever paint the fabric?


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Little Cabinet

This little cabinet was found at a yard sale, it was in good shape and very sturdy just needing an update. There was a small power strip attacked inside but we decided to take it off cause it was very old. Were not sure what kind of cabinet it actually is but we just had to have it. This is how it started out.

I decided to paint most of it in Waverly Inspirations chalk paint from plaid in a blue color called agave. Then I used a white paint on the front of the door and in the inside on the top. After that I sanded it a good bit then I used antiquing wax on the blue to make it look old and just clear wax on the white part.

Here it is after 



What do y'all think about it now? and if you know the actual name of this please comment it below!