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 😉
Linking To: The Interior Frugalista, Finding Silver Pennies
There is only one word to describe the chairs, “Gorgeous”
Thank you so much, Debra!
I really enjoyed watching the video and tutorials. I hadn’t heard of the gold gilding wax before but I have a chair I’m going to try it on. What would be REALLY great is if the owner would share a photo of the refinished chairs for us to see, once they’re recovered.
Yes, I am going to get a few pics to share 🙂 I’m doing more pieces for her and can take my camera over there to take the shots! I really want to see how they look with the new fabric. It will be quite a change.
Found a source of furniture for you. MaxSold is an online auction for estates and downsizing. It has had several locations near you. Check it out.
Thank you so much!!!
cassie @ primitive & proper
they look beautiful!! what a great shape and love the touch of gold!
Thank you Cassie! The gold did work well on these. Time consuming but a lovely look 🙂
Wow, really pretty
Thanks so much, Kat!
Love the chairs, wish that they were mine! Once again, spectacular work Suzanne!
Nancy F Lambert
The chairs are beautiful, I can not wait to see the table.
Robin from RPK Interiors
Congratulations on finishing up this project! They are beautiful! It must feel wonderful to have such a tedious project completed!
Thanks, Robin! Oh, I was so glad to see the back of them lol!
You are so talented! I love your website, which I just came upon, and your incredible work. I can’t wait to dig deeper and learn more. There is a creative junkie just waiting to burst forth from me, I can feel it. I can also feel my carpel tunnel rearing it’s ugly head with all this handiwork. : (
Thanks so much and so glad you found my site! Just take it slowly and have fun 🙂
Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey
Good grief, that looks like an enormous amount of effort. But they are so beautiful. I just poured myself a cup of hot tea — which I am raising to you in acknowledgment of your fortitude and creativity. Cheers!
Thank you, Ann Marie! Appreciate it!