Painting Over 1960's Antiqued Chairs

$75.00
8 Hours
Easy

Vintage chairs, that had been antiqued in the 1960s, received an easy update.
The beauty of chalk type paint is no priming or sanding. It goes on top of a previous finish like 1960's antiquing.
The beauty of chalk type paint is no priming or sanding. It goes on top of a previous finish like 1960's antiquing.
I am not being compensated by these products. These are the supplies I chose. Maison Blanche, Wrought Iron chalk paint. CeCe Caldwell's clear wax and Annie Sloan's brushes.
I am not being compensated by these products. These are the supplies I chose. Maison Blanche, Wrought Iron chalk paint. CeCe Caldwell's clear wax and Annie Sloan's brushes.
I cleaned each chair with Krud Kutter. I was surprised at how much of the antiquing glaze came in this step.
I cleaned each chair with Krud Kutter. I was surprised at how much of the antiquing glaze came in this step.
While the chairs were drying, I recovered the chair seats.
While the chairs were drying, I recovered the chair seats.
The only tricky part of recovering the seat was the curve. I just made tiny pleats as I followed the curve in the fabric and stapled it to the wooden chair seat.
The only tricky part of recovering the seat was the curve. I just made tiny pleats as I followed the curve in the fabric and stapled it to the wooden chair seat.
After two coats of paint, clear waxing, buffing and new fabric for the seats the chairs are updated.
After two coats of paint, clear waxing, buffing and new fabric for the seats the chairs are updated.
Finished
Finished

To see more: http://coastal-colors.blogspot.com/2013/06/antiqued-chairs-from-60s-get-update.html

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  • Jeanne
    on Dec 29, 2014

    Very nice. I've been looking for instructions on how to do a paint finish over antiqued (glazed) paint, probably originally done in the seventies. I want a semi gloss black final product, and I am painting over a chipped and worn antiqued tan. Krud Kutter is amazing! I had not thought of it for this, however. Thanks for the tips.;;Jeanne

  • B
    on Dec 31, 2014

    Thank you, Jeanne! Good luck with your pieces!

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