Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Restore a Dining Chair with Provence Chalk Paint®

We recently stumbled upon a group of sad dining chairs...but saw some potential.

After removing the seat and a quick clean with a Clorox wipe, we looked over our cans of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. What color? hmmm....this is always the hardest part. Even for our customers, choosing the right color for the piece of furniture can seem overwhelming. We always recommend getting inspired by one of Annie Sloan's books or searching Pinterest for great color uses/mixes.
For this project we opted for Provence Chalk Paint®. We used a soft, yet durable, beige linen for the seat cushion.

We applied dark wax and clear wax simultaneously once the paint dried. This is a great technique to use on certain colors- the clear wax moves the dark wax around and softens the intensity of the dark wax. Also, FYI this project took about one hour and twenty minutes (including drying time).