Well the holidays have come and gone for most of the world. There are still others celebrating "Epiphany" or "Three Kings Day" to which I give my best holiday wishes.
With most of the holiday "splendor" gone, the work of taking down the tree and decorations is upon me. I don't mind putting everything up, it's taking it all down I don't like. In the middle of all that there are still projects that had to be completed. Still others to come. One of them I had put on hold, was the re-painting of two dining chairs.
When I see a furniture piece I like, it doesn't matter to me if it doesn't come in the color I want. I'll just paint it over! I know, I know, no one wants to "paint over" a new piece of furniture. It's almost as if you're ruining it. But no, if you do it right, with the right paint and method , it can look just as good.
|Marchella Chair from Pier 1 Imports. Murky green color.|
I couldn't find the right dining chair that wouldn't look too large or fancy in my small space though. I finally found the perfect one at Pier 1 Imports. They have a smaller footprint than most and fit the bill perfectly. However the color was a murky green. Of course if my decor colors coordinated with it, it would be fine. It's easier for me to paint a couple of chairs, than to change my whole color scheme though. Not to mention less expensive! So with a small can of paint and a faux finish I already had, I was able to transform the murky green to my favorite white, aged look.
|Before and after faux finish.|
|Faux distressing can be seen lightly.|
|Chair after painting white.|
Until my next project, have a good week everyone!