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Chalk Paint Experiment on Chair

by Kay~Kacey on 10/4/2012

So, in order to try out the Annie Sloan chalk paint before I tackle painting the new farmhouse table that SuperGuy made…I decided to try it out on a chair.

old white chair

Icky old chair that I use in the basement to stand on to reboot my uverse backup…quite often I may add. But my uverse problems are another whole story…

So I sanded the chair down a bit.

provence chalk paint on chair

Then I painted it with Annie Sloan Provence chalk paint. What a pain to paint all those rungs and spindles!

annie sloan chalk paint chair
I painted two coats of the provence blue-green-ish color. Then I had to take just a bit of a break, don’t you know…

annie sloan chalk paint

Next, I painted old white over the provence color.

second coat of chalk paint
Then I used a damp rag to wipe away a bit of the old white to reveal the blue underneath. I tried to hit up places that would normally wear a bit on a chair.

I thought it looked pretty good when I finished…

distress chalk paint

Should have stopped there. I’m just sayin’. Then I waxed it with clear wax, then….BIG mistake…I used a bit of the dark wax to make it look a bit “older” or antiquey…it just looked dirty…no matter what I did. I was so disgusted, I didn’t even take a photo. Now I’m going to sand it back again and repaint the white. Sigh. Well, at least I’m making my mistakes on this chair and not the table…

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Kate October 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Good thing you’re practicing on the chair. I’m sure you’ll get the hang of this, Kacey. But I love the pictures.

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