Here is after I painted the chair using the Ace paint, Clark+Kensington, that was free. It has a primer in it and it is a medium gray. I painted 4 of the chairs last year, but it didn't take long to wear down with no top coat or poly on it. I liked the softness of the flat finish and I discovered a paint called "chalk paint". I researched how to mix my own, like many diy'ers and I really am happy with the results.
Here is a pic before slight distressing and with a 2nd coat of chalk paint.
|This is after distressing lightly and before paste wax|
And after a light coat of paste wax and 200 calories burned from buffing, here is the dried product. Don't youjust love the soft sheen it has and what a differenct there is from using poly? Amazing. I don't know if I'll ever use a different kind of paint again.
Here's a pic of the table/chairs together, table not finished yet
And here she is. Isn't she a beaut? Perfect background for my color combo of red/yellow/aqua blue/green
So here's the before & after side by side:
Now I just REALLY need to paint the dining room walls! Just waiting on some more 'free' paint!
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