During a long Easter weekend, my friend and I decided it was the day to scavenge the neighborhoods for a killer deal. Well, we scored these beauties for $5 a piece!
Unfortunately, I didn't take the time to snap some cool "in the moment" shots. I got right to it and never stopped for a breath! So, I started off by removing the seat, disposing of the old fabric, and giving the wood a good scrub. With the Annie Sloan chalk paint there is no need to remove prior paint or finishes so I jumped in and applied the first coat of paint. Then came the second, to ensure it was fully coated and all of the cracks were covered. I didn't dilute the paint or change the tone by lightening it etc. I wanted to paint this baby full-strength!
Next, I started with adding the gold highlights onto any raised areas, and I decided to "wing it" on the back of the chair on both sides. Like so:
Lastly I reupholstered the seat, screwed it all back together and ta-da! Here is the finished project, with a few pretty highlight areas...
What do you think? Do you have any experience with Annie Sloan or repainting furniture?