DIY Beachy Chair

How to take a tag sale chair from trash to treasure with chalk paint in deliciously be achy shades! An easy and rewarding project.
Have you ever spotted a piece of furniture at a garage sale or second hand store and just KNEW you could fix it up and make it beautiful? Me too… that’s what happened with this chair.
When I first spotted this it, I saw so much potential.
It had beautiful relief work that I knew could really pop if I painted and sanded it. The chair also had graceful lines, and the caning on the back was in perfect condition. On the downside, The upholstery was discolored and stained.But that was a problem I knew I could solve. I was excited for the challenge and to see how Chalky Finish Paint would totally transform it. I decided to paint the chair and the cushion, since it was so stained and icky. Bottom line, I needed some bright paint!
Supplies: Two 8oz Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting, One 8 oz Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Treasure and One 8 oz Americana Decor Creme Wax. I also used a small foam roller brush since I was painting the cushion, as well as paintbrushes and sand paper.
1. Wipe down the furniture with a damp rag and snip any loose threads off.
2. Remove cushion and mix 3/4 part Everlasting to 1/4 part water.
3. Apply two coats of the paint to the cushion, allowing the paint plenty of time to dry.
4. Give the rest of the chair two coats of Everlasting.
5. Use painter’s tape to tape off the upholstery and back of the chair.
6. Next, give the chair a coat of Treasure. I purposely didn’t force the paint in all the nooks and crannies.
7. Apply two coats of Treasure, letting the paint dry between coats.
9. Then do any touch ups that you need to do.
10. Next apply a coat of Creme Wax. I used a rag to gently wipe it away. And now you can enjoy your chair!

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  • Hannah V
    on Jul 28, 2015

    Such a pretty makeover!

  • Mary
    on Dec 25, 2015

    I love this it's super pretty, and the colors too! I have one in desperate need of painting, but the back is also upholstery..I plan to use it as a vanity chair so I'm hoping chalk painting it will leave it easy to wipe off (: thanks for inspiring (:

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