Earlier this week I was having a bit of a switch around of my home (as you do) and decided I needed a couple more chairs
(if you knew just how many chairs I already have in my home...
(**cough** it's more than 30 **cough**)
...you might think there is something wrong with me...)
But I did NEED two more, and a trip to my local Salvation Army Op Shop solved that...I found a pair of these for $6 each - perfect!
Sorry but this is as good as it gets for a 'before' shot - one chair with paint on it already, and no seat! The seats were loose so I removed them and painted them separately before reattaching them.
My love of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen continues - I wanted a real French country style willow grey worn look for these chairs, and ASCP French Linen is the perfect base shade for this look.
I gave each chair two coats of French Linen, then made a wash of French Linen and Old White (1:1) and watered it down just slightly.
With this look/effect it will never be exactly the same each time but that is the beauty of it...the best way I find is to literally just slap the paint on quickly and confidently and don't over think it!
These photos show one chair (on the left) after sanding/distressing (before waxing), and one (on the right) before sanding/distressing. Sanding the chair tones the 'wash' right down and makes it softer and more mellow.
Here they are completed with a coat of Annie Sloan Wax in Clear. The roses are the very first to bloom from my garden this Spring...they were buds the day before, I was amazed at how quickly they opened!
Ok...I have to ask...how many chairs do you have at your house?
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