Tuesday, May 8, 2012

EASY CHAIR MAKEOVER

 This neglected little girl sat in my garage for some time.  Then, one day recently, I decided it was time to give her a face lift.  Here's her sad BEFORE picture.



Look on the next page for the 'process'.








 Chalk paint is now my weapon of choice.  So, I mixed up a batch of HOMEMADE chalk paint, using the plaster of Paris recipe found HERE.  Then I tackled this little girl to give her a new look. First she got two coats of the new mixture.  Then...................








sand all around the edges. Plus, the chalk paint leaves a rough finish, so I sand that just a bit too. 
Then, brush Minwax stain on.  I do a small area at a time, then wipe it off with a soft cloth or paper towel.    Leave the stain in the nooks and crannies.


So, here she is with her new makeup.  What cha think?


Check back tomorrow and I'll show you what I did to the seat.  
See ya'll then.  8-)




I'm linking to these parties:

http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/05/youre-gonna-love-tuesday-3.html





13 comments:

  1. Oh I love the color! The stain is perfect in the nooks & crannies! Stop by when you get a minute and share this at my new party here
    http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/05/youre-gonna-love-tuesday-3.html

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  2. Thanks Kathe. I'm headed over right now. 8-)

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  3. Love the chair color--will check back to see the seat!

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    1. Thanks Sandy. Posting that in a sec.

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  4. That looks pretty! Great color!
    Sherry

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I had that turquoise mixed.

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  5. Love the colour, and thankyou for the chalk paint recipe and for visiting me. I am now a follower of you too. x

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanette. COME BACK TO SEE ME. 8-)

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  6. What a transformation....From Dah to Ta-Dah!Lovely colour...great job:)

    Min wax is on my wish list as soon as I can find a store that will ship to Africa!

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  7. You're in Africa?? Oouuu. Surely Minwax would ship to you. Try here.....Minwax.thePaintStore.com. GOOD LUCK.

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  8. Love your chair!!! The color is gorgeous!!! You are one of this week's List Makers! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/05/tuesday-to-do-party-63-and-62-list.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    The Blackberry Vine

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