When I saw this picture from Pottery barn a few months back, it caught my eye immediately. As you all might remember, my kitchen color pallet is quite unique. The main colors are: orange, turquoise, and brown, well, and a little green and a smidgen of red. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the color scheme by using this concept of different colored chairs around my table. So, ever since, I’ve been on the look out for sets of chairs.
I finally found two that I loved. This set will be turquoise, and I will be looking for sets to paint orange, green, and maybe red. I buckled down today and began refinishing them.
There are several ways how to refinish furniture. You can strip them, sand them, and re-stain them if you choose, and I really like the results when you do this, but since I have a love affair with turquoise lately, I decided to opt out of the staining project for these beauties. I found them at the local D.I./Goodwill store for a GREAT price.
Yes, that tag says $4.00.
I was instantly in love with the intricate details.
The first thing I did was take off the upholstered back. It took quite awhile to get all the staples out. I used a small flat head screw driver, and a pare of needle nose pliers.
Then I spray painted the chairs turquoise. I got the spray paint at Wal-Mart. I had to paint 3 coats on each chair to make sure the coverage was complete. I let the paint dry completely between coats. After the chairs dried, I sanded down the edges a bit to rough them up.
Then I brushed on a thin coat of black glaze.
And I carefully wiped off the excess with a damp rag. I repeated the process until I had as much glaze onto the chair as I wanted.
Here is what she looked like when I finished. I am loving the results. I wanted it to look antiqued.
Next, I reupholstered the seat. If you don’t remember how to do this process, click HERE for a reminder.
Isn’t she a beauty!?!?