Sunday, May 5, 2013

Painted Chair

i've wanted to paint a piece of furniture since the day i first saw it on pinterest...i think i've read very single post that i could find...after almost a year, i finally made up my mind..

i decided to use fabric medium to mix with my paint..the chair was only $10 so i didn't have much to lose...it also had a broken spring so if it didn't work then i wasn't out alot of money...i felt like this was the cheapest way to go

Before


i purchased my fabric medium from hobby lobby...i mixed it in with some paint that i already had..it was hard for me to decide on a color..i picked gray because i felt it would cover the color without alot of coats...

after
i used a small brush to apply the paint...i worked in very small areas so it would soak into the pattern...i didn't saturate it though...it almost covered with one coat...i only had to go back and touch up a few spots...

the wood was painted with homemade chalk paint...after it dried i distressed it lightly...

based on how the chair feels, i know that i didn't mix enough of the medium into the paint..its basically for looks though, so it shouldn't be a problem..i'm sure the cat will enjoy a new place to nap...



CREATING LOVE AND JOY
Ashley

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