Friday, April 01, 2011

Way back in October I posted about a set of dining room chairs that needed a makeover.  You can read about that post HERE.

This week I got around to working on them. Finally. 
So far they have been lightly sanded and coated twice with primer.

Sherwin William's Adhesion Primer is living up to it's reputation.  I was worried that the dark stain would bleed though.  While it did show though after the first coat was applied, the second coat did the trick.

Using a regular paint brush with this project didn't cut it. It resulted in the fun task of sanding out brush marks and lots of paint drips.

The solution? A couple of cheap foam brushes.  For 50 cents, they work wonders.

Once all of the chairs are primed, they'll be painted a light cream color.  I'm also considering experimenting with glaze, since these chairs have seen some wear and tear with their age.  Maybe it will enhance their "character".  I have yet to try glazing anything, so if you have any advice, I'm all ears!
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  1. Sooooo looking forward to the final picture:) I KIND of liked these chairs before, so......

  2. Janna,
    Isn't it so time consuming to paint chairs? I just did my dining room chairs last month and am so glad I'm done with that project. I probably should've waited until spring weather so I could spray paint them but I'm too impatient! Can't wait to see your final result!

  3. Yes! It's definately takes time-maybe that's why I kept putting it off!

  4. I just glazed a client's kitchen island, hood, and china with a walnut glaze over a snow white paint. It turned out fabulous, if I do say so myself. I say go for it! Can't wait to see the result. Chic Rooms


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