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Tuesday, December 27

Love My "New" Chairs

Back at it with the chalk paint! This time I had to try black. When I visited and toured The Little Black Chair warehouse,



they were working on an A-MA-ZING black armoire.


So, I decided this pair of cruddy chairs could use the black homemade chalk paint treatment.

$2.95 each baby! What a steal

I mixed up the chalk paint myself using this secret recipe. I gave each chair one coat because I have been reading only one coat is OK with chalk paint.  I think it is probably OK with the real Annie Sloan chalk paint, but for my DIY version I will be sticking with 2 coats from now on.



After the paint was dry and I roughed up the edges, I went ahead and used only the dark wax to antique it.



The fabric was another remnant from Hancock. $5 for a yard, which covered both chairs.



So, including the paint, fabric, the chairs came in at about $15 for the pair all said and done.




I like the price and they look AWESOME in my dining room!


Ahh, the dining room with the hideous green walls. I am plotting a Christmas takeover and going to do a stenciled wall in there over vacation! No, you're right, you have never seen me stencil before, "but go big or go home", right? I am doing the entire wall baby!


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16 Comments:

At December 27, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Blogger 4you-withlove said...

Does the chalkboard paint really work well as a chalkboard? Your paint looks amazing and I love that it is cheap and easy!

 
At December 27, 2011 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

I really like what you did with the chairs!

I'm currently working on a dresser with the homemade chalk paint. It's perfect but now I have to distress and apply wax. I have Minwax Poly and I noticed it is turning a bit yellow on a white dresser. Any tips?? Am I using the wrong thing?

 
At December 27, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Anonymous Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

I love them too! Beautiful! The fabric's perfect. xo

 
At December 27, 2011 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

I have done a "homemade" chalk paint treatment on two items now--the dressing table I just sold and a desk I'm working on now. I love how your chairs turned out! I am getting ready to try my hand at some funky little chairs I found at a yard sale--unfortunately, the upholstery may be more than I can handle. But for $5? What do I have to lose (other than a few hours of an already dwindling lifespan and five bucks)?

 
At December 27, 2011 at 9:19 AM , Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Those are just gorgeous Kim! I have some pieces of furniture that I can't wait to get my hands on and this is so inspiring. :-) Happy New Year friend!
Vanessa

 
At December 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

Wow! Love them! I love the black and the fabric you used. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

 
At December 27, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

That chair looks amazing. I can't wait to see more! Great job!

 
At December 28, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Ruby Jean said...

OH wow that chair is AMAZING price and all.. :) New follower also.. would love for you to stop in and share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-3-and-features/

 
At December 29, 2011 at 2:39 AM , Blogger Lori said...

Love the chair! I have a few in the garage that I'm inspired to get working on...Thanks!
On another note...could you tell me how you get all of your link buttons lined up an uniform? I end up with posts a mile long...thanks

 
At December 29, 2011 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Sherry @ Living in the Rain Garden said...

I love how your chairs turned out and am looking forward to trying the chalk paint recipe. The fabric was a great find too.

 
At December 30, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Blogger patti west said...

wow!! your chairs turned out so chic and stylish!!! love your fabric choice. :)

 
At December 30, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Blogger Pam said...

Awesome makeover!!! The fabric is perfect with the new paint.

 
At January 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM , Blogger sorbetsurprise said...

Your chairs look great, I hadn't heard of chalk paint before so thanks for enlightening me!

 
At January 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Our DIY Diaries said...

I love this and would love for you to share it at our Fab not Drab Fridays party! Great job!

http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab.html

Jen

 
At January 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM , Blogger Lolly Jane said...

Such a pretty redo! LOVE the fabric!!

Featured you this weekend :)
xoxo

 
At January 9, 2012 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Twinstyle said...

Your chairs turned out great! Love them.

 

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