Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chairs, before and after

These chairs started out as really bad looking things; what I call really awful "Church furniture". They had had a lot of damage (looks like they lived through a bar fight, or something, from all the breaks and damage) which had been badly glued. Even though they were pretty nice wood chairs, the damage and the bad glue job gave me no option except paint. Which I did. And I upholstered the seats in a pretty shabby chic floral I had on hand.

I only wish I could keep them for myself, but they don't go with my dining room furniture - which I love - so I am giving them up to the shop.


Julie said...

You always do such a great job on your furniture finds. I'm in the process of refinishing a china hutch. It's maple and I want to paint it white. What primer, paint, and clear coat would you recommend? I shop at Lowe's.

Hosanna said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment. I personally use Kilz primers, usually the water based one unless I'm dealing with bad stains. I recommend using flat paint of any brand, and mixing it using a DIY chalk paint recipe, unless you are using Annie Sloan, Cee Cee Caldwell, American Paint Co., etc. I also use Minwax paste finishing wax in natural to finish. (If you're using the name brand chalk paints, I suggest using the waxes sold with the paint.) Good luck on your piece! :)