April 25, 2014 by Terry
A while back I had posted on a chair that caught my eye at The Old Creamery where I have a booth. It wasn’t offensive looking but I wasn’t in love with the upholstery or the dark wood. I do however love the scale of the chair as well as the unique design on the arms and the smidge of cane in the middle of it.
Here is what it looked like when I brought it home…
So I decided to give the wood a coat of Linen milk paint…I wanted the chippy/crackly look and had planned on giving it a coat of dark wax after but…..it chipped off more than it stayed on :0( Of course I was out of bonding agent and the store I get it from was closed….and I have no patience to wait …..so I mixed my already made up milk paint in with some grey chalk paint that I had. I sanded the remainder of milk paint on the chair and applied my new mixture of chalk/milk paint.
I feel like it is a bit plain and I’m leaning towards maybe painting on some light grey faded looking grain sack stripes…???? What do you think? Can you see it? I think I can. But I’ll have to take the seat off to do it so it will need to be another day’s project!
Hope you are having sunshine where ever you are….we are expecting some snow flurries here….maybe a smidge of sunshine on Sunday??? We can only hope!
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