How to Give Your Vintage Armchair a Makeover

7 Materials
$200
6 Hours
Medium

Do Dodson Designs gave this chair a fabulous makeover with Dixie Belle Paint products!

how to give your vintage armchair a makeover

I found this vintage armchair in a local treasure store.

how to give your vintage armchair a makeover

After removing the upholstery and exposing the wood, I cleaned the wood first. I used a mix of water and White Lighting cleaner and wiped over the wood surface several times to make sure I removed all the dirt and grime. Afterwards I wiped down the wood with clear water and a soft cloth to remove any residual cleaner that was left on the surface. This is an important step that shouldn't be missed! Any cleaner left on the surface may cause the paint to not adhere properly.

how to give your vintage armchair a makeover

I painted the wood parts of the armchair with two coats of Flamingo Chalk Mineral Paint. Such a beautiful color!

how to give your vintage armchair a makeover

Then I layered Caviar Chalk Mineral Paint over the Flamingo with a dry brush technique. With a 220 grit sandpaper I sanded it back just enough to allow the Flamingo to show through and wiped all the left over dust away with a soft cloth.

how to give your vintage armchair a makeover

I added Best Dang Wax in White with a Premium Chip Brush and it immediately changed the black Caviar to a soft gray and softened the Flamingo to more of a pink color. 

how to give your vintage armchair a makeover

The Dixie Dirt was applied with a soft brush over the white wax while it was still wet and then allowed to dry. A soft cloth was used after the wax dried to remove the excess dirt.

how to give your vintage armchair a makeover

I can’t believe how well this turned out! I hope this inspires you to seek out those vintage armchairs and bring them back to life.

Suggested materials:

  • White Lightning  (https://dixiebellepaint.com/white-lightning-cleaner-8oz/)
  • Flamingo Chalk Mineral Paint  (https://dixiebellepaint.com/flamingo-chalk-paint/)
  • Caviar Chalk Mineral Paint  (https://dixiebellepaint.com/caviar-chalk-mineral-paint/)
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