Saturday, April 21, 2018

the power of paint

How many of you go to garage sales and find nothing but furniture from the 80s or 90s and think that's not really going to fit into your decor and then give up on thrifted furniture? If you do, think again! The power of paint is real and I wanted to show you my trash to treasure chair! From 80s speckled oak to classic farmhouse...

I thrifted this chair and as soon as I brought it home it got a good vacuuming and cleaning.  Don't skip this step! You don't know what has gotten all over your piece in it's lifetime, so make sure it's squeaky clean!  This had very little finish left in good condition, and I knew I wanted to distress the chair well, so I didn't do any sanding.  Country Chic's All-in-One paint formula has amazing adhesion, so I wasn't worried about the paint bonding.

I sprayed this chair with a coat of Rocky Mountain from Country Chic Paint, a rich charcoal grey.  When it was dry I took and old piece of 150 grit sandpaper to it and distressed it really well.  I don't normally distress with such a high grit, but when you use old sandpaper the tooth on it has been softened and you don't need to worry about the finish having a scratched appearance.

To give it a nice satin finish, I sprayed on two coats of Clear Coat. It's very easy to apply and dries nice and quick so you can recoat it sooner! I recovered the seat using a piece of coordinating buffalo check fabric to give it a true farmhouse feel.

So next time you see a piece that you think is too outdated, think about what a little bit of paint can do for it! 

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