Hello sweet friends!! Welcome back! As always, I am so grateful when you stop by! Today I’m sharing this chair that I picked up at a yard sale last Summer for $10:
I often find desks or dressing tables that need a chair to go with them, so I picked this one up just in case I needed one, but I haven’t done anything with it in a year, so it was time to go! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I decided to go darker on this one…
This one got two coats of Dixie Belle’s Caviar:
I filled the stencil in with three coats of white acrylic craft paint and a small brush and voila:
I removed the stencil as soon as I applied the last coat. Then I used a liner brush to fill in the gaps that give it away as a stencil.
I shared a video this Summer that shows how I add stencils if you want to see that here:
Then I decided to keep going and found this stencil in my stash:
By the way, I’m not affiliated with this stencil company…I just like their stencils. This one also got three coats of white acrylic craft paint. I added the Grande-Rue part on the front of the chair beneath the seat. When everything was dry, I sanded all over, including across all the stenciled areas to smooth everything out using 220 grit sandpaper.
I used my shop vac with a brush attachment to vacuum up all the dust, then wiped it down with a clean cloth.
Try not to overwork the sealer. If you get uneven spots as you’re applying it, it will level out when it dries, or after you apply the second coat. I gave this piece two coats.
The satin finish is not super shiny but almost looks like a buffed finish.
The back got a simple fleur-de-lis:
Now it’s like a sexy little black dress!
I had fun giving this chair a new personality! I hope you enjoyed it too!
And that’s one more done!
If you missed any of these makeovers, you can visit them here:
The only items left are the larger picnic basket and the gold mini shelves. I’ll be back with the basket on Tuesday AND a super easy fun Fall craft I made from these sweaters:
UPDATE: See how the larger basket turned out AND check out that fun Fall craft I shared as well HERE!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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