I’m done! Here are the before pics of my dining room chairs. They are nice but honestly, they made my room pretty dark.
Here is the after! Nice and bright and I am so very happy with the result. I used Annie Sloan Old White and sealed them with her clear and dark waxes. I distressed the chairs to give a farmhouse vibe and to show off their details. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you can view a video I made on how to distress Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Here is the tutorial on how to distress Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and how I created this look on my chairs. Enjoy!
The chairs look very nice. Please don’t paint the hutch or table.
Not planning on it. It literally has taken me 2 years to find the time to paint my remaining 4 chairs. I am so busy painting for everyone else lol! I love them in the natural wood and the juxtaposition with the painted pieces in the room. Cheers!
Haha…I just read the prior post, and I had been thinking I wonder what color she is going to do the table. I love the chairs and the upholstery.
Thanks, Janice! I’m leaving the table “as-is”. I just don’t have the time to tackle it!
Thanks for the lesson on distressing! I say yes, totally yes, to painting the table and hutch!! (sorry, Laura!)
So funny! I’m not going to paint the table/hutch. It took me 2 years to paint the remaining 4 chairs lol! However, I think they would look pretty good 🙂
I agree. Don’t paint the table and buffet, please. The chest is a little busy for me but I think you sold so what do I know. Love the chairs.
Well done on the tutorial and thanks for that! Would you please explain the waxing process?? I know it’s probably fairly easy but this could help me decide (or not) as to wether I should paint and old bedroom set that I have been putting off for years.
Hi Sharon, I will definitely do a video on waxing. I think it will be a big help to see how it should be applied. You need to get that bedroom set done lol!
I love to chalk paint, but found the “distressing” part is sometimes a challenge – mainly because I never knew what sandpaper to use. Thanks for sharing that tip in your tutorial.
You are so welcome!
Your chairs turned out wonderful. The paint makes a nice contrast to the table and the distressing makes the details stand out. I painted my chairs several years ago and left the table natural. Several times I have talked about painting the table, but everyone likes the contrast. Awesome job! Cyn
Thanks, Cyn! I am just so happy with the result. I like the contrast too. It makes the room less “matchy matchy” which is what I was going for. Cheers!
I have a chair I want to do that to so perfect timing. But did I miss something about dark wax? I only saw clear wax.
Sorry…I see that is for another day
Hi Wendy, yes I did use clear and dark wax. The dark is pretty tricky. I am going to use a chair to do the tutorial on and hope to publish it next week. Hope you have a great Sunday!
Marie at The Interior Frugalista
What a difference to your chairs Suzanne – I love how the distressing brings out those pretty details and curves. Very nice chairs!
Cynthia Chilson Finger - Clockwork Interiors
How did Marie miss up commenting on that crate?! 😀 Or have you already shipped it to her? LOL p.s. and of course I love the chairs!
Thanks Cynthia! So funny!
Thanks, Marie! I am so pleased with the result. We had a mini Thanksgiving dinner part II last night (we always have one!) and I just was so happy with how the room looked!
Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Plan on doing that to an old piece…..Armoire. Just bought the vintage hardware for bottom drawers. Waiting until I see your video on waxing for sealing.
Thanks Suzanne for the inspiration. 🙂
I will get right on it!