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Chalk Paint // DIY Refinished Chairs

April 29, 2015

I discovered chalk paint a year ago and I have been obsessed. What is it? Its paint that you can literally paint anything with, no sanding needed. Because it dries as chalk, you can sand off and give pieces a beautiful distressed vintage look. Suddenly that 70s buffet hutch becomes the best piece in your house.

I tackled 2 projects this spring. One was to makeover my dining room and the other was to create some wedding props for my upcoming wedding photos.

Here is a little glimpse at what chalk paint can do for you! Its super easy to do!

My makeover of the 90s country table chairs. Chalk paint and a simple stapler reupholster job with Pendelton Blanket material.

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My next project was to refinish some old chairs so that they would be used in my wedding portraits…

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Bought for $80 at the Sweet Shop Antique Shop in Fernie, I removed the pads to paint.

 

 

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First I spray painted them gold, so that when I distressed them a little gold would pull through.

 

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Then I painted with the white chalk paint, I dilute my 1/3 with water, so a little really goes a long way.

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TaDa!! Cant wait to use these in my wedding photos. The gold pleather I got at Fabricland in the discount section for $5!

I have used both the American Paint Co and FAT Paint Co. Both work great, but I did prefer the FAT Paint better. You can only by Fat Paint from a retailer, American you can buy online from the Crowsnest Pass.

Its a great product and so fun to restore an old piece. Both companies recommend using a wax to finish and seal the product. I scrapped that and bought a can of clear matte water based varnish at Home Depot. Its worked fabulous!!

Have Fun!!

 

-Chan xx

 

 

 

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