Antique Children’s Chair

2 Materials
2 Hours

These hand made antique chairs are precious! They are handmade, with the makers signature on the bottom. I’m so happy to be sharing with you today how I gave them a simple refresh. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Step one . Clean chair and remove grit and grime

These chairs were sitting in an old barn for who knows how many years. I take a soft cloth and wipe them down with soapy water . Then, I leave them to dry over night so the paint dries evenly .

Paint two coats of paint right onto the wood

I specifically like this brand of paint because the wood kind of drinks it in. Also, I have gotten questions as to why I don’t prime first . When distressing, I like to leave the wood bare underneath so that it looks naturally worn over time . When you distress with white underneath it gives more of a factory finish .

Chippy paint

Lastly I like to scuff up the wood prior to, as well as after painting. I find the distressing to look more natural. I also do not use an orbital sander. I do it with a sanding block or regular piece of sand paper .

Suggested materials:

  • Miss Mustardseed paint pink   (Amazon)
  • Sand paper   (Amazon)

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