Chalk Finish Beautiful and Soft
How about a chalk finish you don't have to mix up or wax. Don't you just love a fuss free makeover!
I have to admit to crushing over this makeover. I know….I shouldn’t brag on myself. What can I say except the makeover went way beyond my original vision.
The chair before makeover.
This piece has been in the workshop for a long time. I think I bought it at My Favorite Junk Shop but I’m not sure. It was in pretty sad shape and the prep work included gluing the loose edges of the detail work and the legs where they meet the seat casing. No, it wasn’t perfect after the prep but I could work with the flaws.
Waverly Inspirations Fabric and No-Prep Chalk Finish
The supplies for the project include the beautiful Waverly Inspirations fabric and specially formulated paint to match the fabric. Isn’t that awesome. I love this idea. It means I can select fabric and know there are pre-mixed paints in rich colors to match. No rushing to the paint department at my local home improvement store with fabric in hand.
I painted the chair with the Crystal color then layered on a little of the Mineral color using my layering block.
I painted a thin layer of Mineral on the block using a brush and went to work. I ran the block over the chair, hitting all the details, including the flaws. I added paint to the layering block as needed. I didn’t go overboard with the layering…just a touch here and there.
Next I recovered the chair seat with the Waverly Inspirations Fabric ( style, Petal Spa ).
The only thing left to do was to reattach the seat to the chair. I always tell new furniture DIYers that chair makeovers are the easiest DIY and have a bigger impact than any other furniture makeovers. It’s true! The combination of paint and a new fabric seat cover is hard to beat.
No-Prep Chalk Finish Made to Match Fabrics
The Crystal color is a soft, soft blue. It almost has an iridescent look.
The colors match the fabric perfectly.
Even the flawed details look pretty with a touch of the soft Mineral color.
The matte chalk finish doesn’t require any prep work. Just clean the furniture and paint it on. I didn't apply wax either. I would definitely apply wax if the project was a table instead of a chair. The wax protects the finish and adds a little sheen.
I’m thinking Tenley might want this chair for her room. I’ll let you know. Have you DIYed a chair or do you have a chair that needs some love?? Leave a comment and tell me all about it.
This chair makeover is sweet and soft. For bold and in your face take a look at another of my chair makeovers.....Bold Yellow Chair.
Thanks for being here, Kathy
Disclosure: I partnered with Plaid Crafts on this post. All words, project ideas and photographs are 100% my own.
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.