Distressed to Impress!! Coastal Kitchen Stools Weathered With Chalk.

3 Hours
I wanted to add a weathered, coastal cottage feel to my kitchen. This renovation is still ongoing, so you may notice these projects may seem out of place until I complete my overall kitchen transformation.
I started with some bar stools I found at a second hand shop . . . here's how I gave them a new weather-beaten finish to give the look of aged wood and to bring a grey color into my kitchen palette . . .
Started by washing off the grime from the chairs. No other prep needed!
Added some pops of Annie Sloans' Graphite and Burgundy Chalk Paint . . .
I let the paint dry . . .
Then I layered loose strokes of A.S. Paris Grey all over . . . Once I was happy with the amount of coverage, I allowed this top layer to dry and then used fine and course sand paper to highlight distressing by sanding down random areas to bare wood and to expose the pops of of color underneath the grey overcoat.
To seal my finish, I applied wax which gave my chairs a soft luster and deepened the wood highlights.
Jo-Ann Fleishman
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