Friday, August 31, 2018

End Chair Update All Finished

I realized today that I am terrible about sharing project end results! Back in April, I posted about our End Chair Update and then I never took pictures and let you know how it all turned out. (I blame the fact that I basically take a deep breath and then dive into the next project, such as, I am now working on updating the guest bedroom and Mr. Awesome's office (photos may or may not be shared, LOL.))

Here it is all updated:

The acrylic wash helps define the lines.

The finish crazed in spots, which we weren't expecting, but kind of like. 
So, as you recall, here's the before photo:
Before - KSL Classified found chair

We bought the Valspar Chalk Paint, which we custom tinted in Sweet Slumber (it turned out paler than I expected, but we were trying to stay fairly neutral in the color). It took three coats (I was hoping for two and have noticed some other people have complained about poor coverage), then we did some sanding and I did a light wash with diluted dark brown acrylic paint that I would paint on and then wipe off to give it some patina and define the lines. We then topped it with the Valspar Sealing Wax. Since then, I've noticed some crazing in the finish (see picture), but since I was going for a distressed look, I was ok with that.  

We also painted the house (with the help of an amazing friend). We stayed pale neutral because the house doesn't get a lot of sunshine, especially in the winter. In the pictures it's a subtle difference, but for us it's a lot warmer and much more pleasant. 

And now so you can see how it looks in the room (see if you can notice the wall color difference too):
Yep, the lighting is terrible.

Still terrible lighting, but you get why I needed a warm paint color.

All updated.

What do you think? Was it worth the effort?

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