Back at it with the chalk paint! This time I had to try black. When I visited and toured The Little Black Chair warehouse,
they were working on an A-MA-ZING black armoire.
So, I decided this pair of cruddy chairs could use the black homemade chalk paint treatment.
|$2.95 each baby! What a steal|
I mixed up the chalk paint myself using this secret recipe. I gave each chair one coat because I have been reading only one coat is OK with chalk paint. I think it is probably OK with the real Annie Sloan chalk paint, but for my DIY version I will be sticking with 2 coats from now on.
After the paint was dry and I roughed up the edges, I went ahead and used only the dark wax to antique it.
The fabric was another remnant from Hancock. $5 for a yard, which covered both chairs.
So, including the paint, fabric, the chairs came in at about $15 for the pair all said and done.
I like the price and they look AWESOME in my dining room!
Ahh, the dining room with the hideous green walls. I am plotting a Christmas takeover and going to do a stenciled wall in there over vacation! No, you're right, you have never seen me stencil before, "but go big or go home", right? I am doing the entire wall baby!