Painting Dining Room Chairs With Chalk Paint

Our family is in the growing stage; husbands, grandchildren, girl friends, etc. When we're all together for holidays and family dinners, there's twelve of us now.
Our upholstered dining room chairs are one of the few things we purchased new. We bought six of them a few years ago and within no time, we didn't have enough. So when I spotted these six cane-back chairs on Craig's list for $125, I was thrilled. And it doesn't hurt that they are very French Country.
They echo the lines of our china cabinet
They are so well made and sturdy and were in almost perfect condition. I was so happy that when I brought them home that the height and scale of these chairs worked so well with our existing chairs.
I painted them with chalk paint. I have two paint colors that I mixed several months ago for our furniture. After I mixed them to get the color I want, I took them to Lowe's and had them match them. I add chalk paint additive to them that I purchased through Amazon. It's a lot cheaper this way and means I have chalk paint in whatever color I want, when I want it.
I first put a coat of the darker shade on them and then brushed the lighter shade over that here and there, to get an uneven finish. Then I lightly sanded them and added a coat of chalk paint wax that I purchased at Lowe's. I recovered the chair pads in drop cloths, since we have little grandchildren.
My husband built this table for us several years ago and these chairs are the perfect compliment!

Lynda @ Gates Of Crystal
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  • Kristi Lynn Kristi Lynn on Oct 29, 2017
    Do you mind sharing your paint colors y mixed with me and what brand chalk additive you used ? been wanting to transform my kitchen chairs like this

  • Angela Whitten Angela Whitten on Jun 01, 2018

    That looks great! What's the brand and colors you mixed for the chair and the brand of chalk paint? I'm wanting to do my island chairs this color


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