Adding Character to a Chair: Graphite, Coco, and Black Wax
|Are you ready for a chair makeover?|
I wasn't sure if I would paint the seat or not, so for the time being I taped it off.
|Tape off areas you don't want painted.|
|Paint the underside first.|
|The seat needs something . . .|
|I painted the seat in Coco (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).|
|Distressed finish with sand paper. Sanding dust needs to be wiped off.|
|Black wax on the vertical back. |
The horizontal back support is un-waxed.
AfterI really like the color combination on this chair. I think the black wax helps the two colors work together.
|Graphite, Coco, and black wax.|
|The caning was in good condition which makes for an easier makeover.|
|Distressing adds character and history to the chair.|
|Front cross support spindles.|