Happy Monday! What a fabulous weekend! My mother in law came to visit with the kids while Chris and I got away for a night (I had booked a b&b for us for the night as a surprise Christmas gift for him). We had an amazing time wandering around Stevensville, MD, enjoying some wine by the fireplace before heading to dinner at Rustico. And Sunday we were able to squeeze in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at the movie theater before we needed to get home.
Anyhow, last week before we headed out of town, I finished a set of chippendale chairs and have them their photo shoot so I’d be able to share them with you today. I like to call them “Swanky Chippendales”.
Not to be confused with these swanky chippendales…
When I got them, the had an old somewhat glossy finish on them.
Because it’s so cold and I am working inside, I didn’t want to use my electric sander on them. I opted for a liquid sandpaper/deglosser to prepare them for paint. All I did was quirt the deglosser onto a rag and wipe the chairs down with it and allowed them to dry for about 10 minutes before I painted them.
I used General Finishes Lamp Black paint and with the somewhat existing dark finish, I only needed two coats of paint!
Once the paint dried, I gave them a finishing coat of General Finishes Water Based Top Coat in Satin. This finish dries relatively quickly, gives a nice hard finish and protection, and also gives a great shine!
Lastly, I recovered the seats with a gorgeous gray fabric I found at Jo-Ann Fabric.
Once they were all set, I staged them in my dining room so I could share some decent pictures with you!
It’s amazing how much these chairs change the entire look of my dining room!
I just love the glossy black with the classic shape of these chairs.
These chairs are on their way over to Sweet Clover and will be available this weekend at our first sale of the year!
I also wanted to mention a little something about paint makeovers…
If you are a huge fan of before and afters using paint, you need to be sure to check out my new sponsor, The Power of Paint! And if you have some of your own paint projects to share, be sure to submit them there!
Have a fabulous Monday- I am off to work on getting Sweet Clover ready for this weekend!