I hope you’re inspired by my painting projects this year and not tired of them already. I get on a kick and keep at it until I’m sick of that one thing and then move on to my next creative urge. Meanwhile, I try to get everything done while the mood strikes. Are you that way, too?
Very soon, with painting projects complete, I’ll get into a creative sewing mood (how I need to). And, then we’ll be off on that tangent for weeks. Haha!
Many of you remember my old kitchen chairs.
I found new (old from Craigslist) kitchen chairs, which involved giving our old chairs to Spunky Daughter. The thing is, she didn’t like the cranberry color for her apartment.
After several trials of mixing colors to achieve the look SD wanted, I visited my semi-local Annie Sloan™ Chalk Paint distributor. I discovered they have two new colors…a brown, and this green, the very color SD kept trying to describe!
The new color will be perfect in SD’s apartment. I enjoyed the cranberry chairs from before, but I admit…I like the green just as much, maybe more. Do you like green? I’m a green girl.
This green is so rich!
I was amazed that one coat of paint took a ton of paint. Painter Artist Mom (PAM) says green cancels out red. So, it takes more paint to cover the red and show it as green.
They don’t make the Amsterdam Green in a quart size yet. So, I used four sample pots to paint two coats of paint on six chairs.
Then, I rubbed Minwax Paste Finishing Wax over every chair, top to bottom, over and under…ten hours total devoted to these chairs. Think I’ll throw a celebratory party. Want to come do a happy dance with me? 🙂
The only saving grace was that I watched TV in my kitchen while painting. I found a new channel through our streaming on Roku – the Design Network.
Annie Sloan has a short series (six episodes) called Paint Anything , and you can even watch it on your computer here. They truly do paint everything from an upholstered chair and vintage furniture to a scarf! I even watched every episode twice – just because I liked it so much.
It was so fun to watch them make the transformations as I (grudgingly) plodded through painting six chairs. Can you tell it’s not my favorite thing to paint? It’s not.
What a disappointment to only see a few episodes. I hope they put more out there soon! I’m already working on my next painting project, and part of it will be done in the kitchen. Big surprise? Not really, right?
Do you like to paint chairs? What’s your favorite thing to paint?