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Soft Grey Paint Color – New Favorite
Hey Guys! I have a brand new fresh from the workshop painted furniture project today. Finally. You guys know how I love bright bold colors so my new paint color favorite will come as a surprise. The color is Soft Grey.
Sweetest Soft Grey Paint Color
The grey has a great sheen….almost like a pearl finish. I’ve used Beyond Paint for years and I can’t even tell you how many projects I’ve completed with the paint. A bunch for sure. This is the first time I’ve used the Soft Grey.
I painted 2 side chairs and 1 arm chair grey and covered the seats with drop cloths.
These are the 3 chairs from my favorite junk shop. The price for all three was $35. Prices for used furniture just keeps going up. I have a thing for arm chairs and I couldn’t pass this one up.
Not only did I try a new paint color I got a new paint brush too. It is a Zibra brand brush and I really like it.
This is how the chair looked after one coat of paint. The Beyond Paint is a primer, paint, and sealer all in one. No extra steps…..just paint. I applied two coats of paint to the chairs.
I’m going neutral with the chairs because when I asked the question on Facebook about the drop cloth or bold fabric I got a lot of feedback with keeping the look neutral. So drop cloth for the seat cover it is.
I bought the new drop cloths at Harbor Freight. They were on sale for $8.99 each so I bought two. When I opened the package the chemical odor nearly knocked me over. I washed and dried the drop cloths before using them. No more odor.
The armchair seat cover was worn through on the front and the padding was almost non existent in that area. I added extra padding over the whole seat. You guys have seen me cover chair seats a ton of times. If you need a refresher see this post…How To Recover A Fabric Chair Seat.
A couple of the chairs were missing screws to attach the seat bottoms to the chair frame. Sometimes the most time consuming part of my makeovers is finding screws and hardware to wrap up the project.
Thought you might enjoy seeing me in my element. The weather was really cold the day I painted the chairs. I like to open the garage door to the workshop and paint in natural light. Wasn’t happening that day. I painted the chairs in the middle of the workshop. The photo above shows me in my paint clothes checking out my work. Always stylin’.
I absolutely love these chairs. Patting myself on the back and doing the happy dance. Drop cloths make great seat covers. Very inexpensive and they wear well.
One more look at the three chairs before I take them to the shop. Too bad I didn’t have a complete set of these chairs.
What do you think of the color? The fabric choice for the seats? I would love to hear your opinions and also if you have another suggestion for seat cover fabric.
Tomorrow I have the coolest ever Thrift Store Décor Project. Hope you stop by. Thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
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