July 29, 2011

My New Old Chair

I have been searching for a specific style of chair for the new Master Bathroom. I finally found THE one at an antique store for $18. It began as a green chair, which The Hunny proclaimed he liked after I painted it. I, of course had a vision of white!



I painted the chair with the one and only Rust-oleum American Accents Heirloom White. After a few coats, I distressed it with 220 sandpaper. 

I did a lot of distressing for a very old look. I love how the green began to reveal itself!

I used Minwax Dark Walnut Stain as a glaze over the distressed areas. Although, as I began to wipe the glaze off with a wet rag, the white paint turned more brown than I liked. So I simply used my sandpaper and began removing the glaze. It brightened the white and gave an amazing texture, this really added to the old look I was trying to achieve.

I used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax to add a protective and luster finish.

One last look at the after!
Hope you had a wonderful week!

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  1. Oh wow! It turned out very nice! Actually better than most people who attempt this! Come see what I di with an old frame!

  2. Um, I am in LOVE with this. I need to find a chair like this and do the exact same thing... Great job!! Looks wonderful!

  3. Oh, I love!! Glad I found ya via link party! I love the style if this chair and you did an awesome job distressing it! I know exactly what you
    mean when you get glaze where you don't want it, it can be tricky!

    Come visit me if you'd like at paintedparlor.blogspot.com. Love to have ya!

  4. It's funny how it's almost as distressed as it was before but looks way better now:)

  5. This chair is gorgeous! I love the hints of green!
    visiting from Flamingo Toes

  6. looks great! love the chair. thanks for partying with me!

  7. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  8. that green color showing through is bautiful! lovely!

  9. LOVE BOTH LOOKS, great great chair. winks-jen

  10. Thank you ALL for your kind words!!