The chair is really adorable, but in its present state, in dire need of a little umph! To take back some of the color, I sprayed it with full strength bleach and let it dry in the sun. When it was dry, I wiped it down with a cloth to remove any residue.
Salty Beach Chair
I picked up this child's wooden folding chair last summer at a flea market. It has been sitting in my garage, waiting for inspiration (or, at least, for me to remember it was there). Anyway, flash forward to today...the day I remembered it and dug it out of the project pile. I've been doing projects lately that have required a bit of energy, and dare I say, enthusiasm. Today, however, I was fresh out of both but I still wanted to accomplish something. I dedicate this project to those IG (instant gratification) DIYers out there. Simple, quick, and oh so wonderful!
In a plastic cup, I mixed one part white paint (any flat paint will do) to 6 parts tap water. This is not a set formula. Do what you are comfortable with. The more water, the less color will settle on the surface.
I dipped my brush into the paint mixture and then blotted most of it off onto a paper towel.
I brushed all over the chair, making sure to hit all the nooks and crannies. I went back over some areas to brush on more color. Because I wanted the chair to look naturally worn by the salt air, I made sure to turn the chair in every direction so I wouldn't miss anything.
After about 15 minutes of dry brushing, the chair has taken on the appearance of years at the beach!