Mar 16, 2013

Thrift Store Chairs and more MMS Milk Paint



 
When I get the chance, I love hunting through thrift stores!  I almost always come out with something in my possession.  A few weeks ago, I scored this fantastic and VERY sturdy pair of chairs.
 

 
 
By the time I got around to taking the "before" picture, I had already started taping it up.  These are heavy oak chairs that had a faux tiger oak grain paint - but the backs still had the original leather in fairly good condition and I wanted to save them.  The paint had stood it's time and the chairs needed a facelift.
 
No question, the seats were nasty. So, I tore off the filthy material (which I did outside!) and replaced all of it from the webbing to the burlap seat covers. I eyeballed the nailheads and as you can see, they didn't come out too straight....those little things have minds of their own. However, I really like the way it turned out with the rustic feel of the chairs. 
 
 
 
 
I chose to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Shutter Grey for this project. I went back and forth on the color for a while. At first, they were going to be white with a toile seat, but these just have a more masculine feel. Since I just received my MMS paint in the Shutter Grey, I thought this would be the perfect first project in that color.  After removing the seats and before replacing them, I painted away.
 
 
 
 
The paint did it's job and chipped up very nicely!  I sanded it in some places for a little more distressing and love how it turned out. I put a little MMS dark wax on the carving and gave the chairs a couple of coats of clear wax.
 
 
 
 
All in all....I think this turned out to be another great transformation!
 
 
Susan
 
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