Hello hello dear friends, and welcome back!! Before we get to today’s makeover, I wanted to say thank you SO much for all the love sent my way regarding our kitchen makeover and the exciting news I shared on Thursday! Ya’ll are the BEST!!
Today, I’ve got a chair that I scored for only $5 dollars at the thrift store not long after we were able to thrift again.
It’s this little cutie with a cane seat:
It was priced at $6.25, but I had a 20% off coupon from a full punch card that I redeemed that day, making it closer to $5! They had two of them, and for the life of me, I don’t know why I didn’t grab them both!
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Painting the Chair
When painting chairs, I almost always start with a coat of Rustoleum spray primer just to get a quick coat of paint on them. Priming is not necessary before chalk painting, however, you will want to prime at least the cane part.
I used my medium spray shelter to spray this one in, which is the perfect size for chairs:
I did have the garage door open while spraying. It gets so windy at our house, that I sometimes have to use it partway in the garage so it doesn’t get picked up by the wind!
Once that was dry, I gave it two coats of Dixie Belle’s Cotton which gave me solid coverage:
How much better is the cane seat painted white? I just love caning after it’s been painted white!
Sanding the Chair
Next, I sanded all over using 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old foam sanding sponge:
This not only makes my painted surface buttery smooth, but it also allows me to distress it here and there, my favorite look!
I used my shop vac with the brush attachment to clean up the dust from sanding.
Then I decided to add a couple of embellishments with mini transfers:
These are from a set of mini transfers called Classic Vintage Labels by Re-designed by Prima. If you search that name on Etsy, you’ll find several retailers that have them.
Sealing the Chair
You can see more on how I apply sealer using the blue sponge in this video:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
And here is how this pretty little chair turned out:
The mini transfer adds such a sweet detail…
I mentioned that I added a couple of transfers because I also added one to the front…
I love the simple black and white roses…
In that photo above, you can also see that I sanded the spindles to show some “wear”. I had someone reach out to ask if I sanded spindles that were straight like this. Normally, I sand anywhere a piece might normally see wear, and that would include across the spindles at the back.
I love how white paint looks when distressed, especially on the spindly legs…
I don’t usually go too crazy with the distressing though.
I love the texture caning adds when painted white!
I hope ya’ll enjoyed this sweet makeover today!
One project closer to calling this haul done!
See any you may have missed at the links below:
Painting the Smalls, Holiday Edition (Five of these pieces are in this post!)
Got a chair with a broken cane seat?
See how I remedied this chair situation HERE!
Can you believe this haul had SEVEN chairs in it??
I’ll be back on Thursday with the last of the bunch:
UPDATE: The wait is over…it’s done and it is a real cutie! See it HERE now!
See ya then!!
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