- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Slightly Damp Rag
- Dollar Store Paint Brush
- Kindling by Behr (Base Coat)
- Suede Gray by Behr (Base Coat)
- Scarecrow by Sherwin Williams (Dry Brush)
- Black by Behr (Dry Brush)
- Paper Towels
- Cut up old T-shirt or these prepacked lint free T-Shirt Rags
- Foam Brush
- Dark Walnut Wood Stain by Minwax
- Wipe on ‘Satin’ Poly by Minwax
Restoration Hardware Finish with Chalk Paint
To start I removed the fabric seats and set them aside. Then I lightly sanded the chairs down to help ensure the paint would adhere to the old finish. Next I wiped them down to remove any dirt and grime as well as the dust the sandpaper left behind.
|Suede Gray and Kindling|
To create the most layers at once I brushed on Kindling and Suede Gray for the base coat.
There was no rhyme or reason to when I used each paint, I just brushed one color on here and there and then the other color right over it and onto a new area; all the while using the same brush.
(I made each of these paint colors into homemade chalk paint with my favorite recipe!)
|Dry Brushing with Black and Scarecrow|
|Dry Brushed with long light strokes|
Lightly dip your brush (I usually pour a little bit of paint onto the lid of the can, or onto a paper plate so I don’t get too much on my brush) into a small amount of paint. It should just barely have any paint on it.
Then dab the brush onto a clean paper towel to remove any excess paint. You basically want your brush almost dry (ahhhh that’s why they call it DRY brushing 😉 ).
When starting off, very very lightly start brushing paint on. As the brush loses it’s paint you can start brushing more and more hard to get that paint off of the brush. Continue to brush in long strokes.
|Dark Walnut Stain over Paint|
After everything was dry we wiped on the Dark Walnut Stain using a foam brush; making sure to get into all of the crevices with the brush.
With this coat we wanted to get everywhere! After brushing the stain onto about half of the chair, we went back and wiped off the excess stain with a cut up old t-shirt.
Once again making sure to wipe everywhere. This coat takes the longest to dry. Leave it for a good day (or more if you can stand it.)
|Reupholstered with Black Leather|