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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Distressed Chairs

Megan's Creations 



We picked these outcasts up at local second hand store for $10.00 each.  I wish we had before pictures to show how disgusting, old and beaten up they were.  After some painting, distressing and recovering these chairs became simply adorable.  We are still on the lookout for two more matching chairs to make a set of six.  They brighten any kitchen and the colors and textures Megan chose add a nice touch of retro! 

Antiquing the Chairs:

1. Sand your piece of furniture until all varnish is removed.  (You don't need to remove all  the paint, you just
    want the paint to stick.)

2. Paint your furniture with a good quality laytex satin paint.  Let completely dry.

3. Sand all edges and corners until the wood is showing through.

4. Stain the whole piece with Early American Wood Stain. Put the stain on with either a sponge brush or a cotton rag. Be generous with the stain in the corners and on the surface. You don't need to worry about putting the stain on evenly. After you have applied the stain wipe off the stain with another clean cotton rag. Work on one area at a time.

5. Let the stain dry.

6. Varnish and enjoy!






1 comment:

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Such great colors and charming chair designs! Can just imagine how these would brighten up any room!