I have been working for weeks on the antique white and gold vintage dining room chairs and am so happy to be done. This project took a lot longer than anticipated due to our snowstorm and having the kids home for a full week. Each chair has taken multiple coats of paint to cover and a lot of time was spent on the gold gilding. It was a time consuming project but now that I see the chairs together – wow. I really can’t wait to see them with the lighter colored fabric on the seats. It will change the look dramatically and I tried to show you all by pulling the red fabric up in places to get an idea.
I was able to make quite a few videos on the process! Applying a Wet Wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint QTT1; Applying Cire a Dorer Gold Gilding Wax onto Painted Furniture – QTT2; and then, when we decided that General Finishes Milk Paint was the way to go Seal Your Paint Finish! How to Apply General Finishes Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
I know you all must be a bit tired of this project as well! Sorry! Next up is the great oak dresser or sideboard that I am SO looking forward to starting! I’m going from all white chairs to a great pop of color because this one is being done in red! I then have a really neat project to embark upon. I am working on recreating a vintage piece for a client. She saw a old dresser and I am recreating the finish on a new cabinet that she had built as a bathroom vanity. This shall be quite the process and I’ll share a pic as soon as I can. Afterwards, there will be a dry sink that is about to be transformed in black. I also cannot wait to share a wonderful, old deacon’s bench that I am picking up over the weekend.
You see, there is life (and a blog) after white dining room chairs 😉