-paints (satin white, sea moss and vert anglaise)
-brush & roller
-wax for chalk paint
Put on my summer flip-flops to get into the mood. Started with the first chair that I have sanded a few weeks ago in anticipation for the big makeover day.
Prepared a yummy brunch: French toast, homemade lemonade (lemons, limes, oranges and water, no sweetener) and fresh apricots. For the white chair, I used Wilko satin white paint for indoor wood. It is the same paint that I used for the table's legs. I haven't primed the surfaces, but I have sanded them. I applied two coats of paint using a brush.
For the second chair, I used Autentico Sea Moss paint. I also bought a small jar of Vert Anglaise, just in case I change my mind or I want to experiment with colours. As chalk paint doesn't require sanding, I didn't sand the chair but I made sure it was clean before applying the paint. I applied two coats leaving approximately two hours in between. For this chair, I used a roller to be quicker.
In the meantime, I sanded the third chair that I wanted to leave as it was. When the green chair dried out, I applied the wax. The tree chairs are done: ta-da!
Two days later, I decided that I wanted to paint another chair with the Vert Anglais paint that I bought 'just in case'. Even though the chairs turned out exactly as I wanted, there wasn't a big difference between the 'left as it is' chair and the sanded one. I was hoping that the latter would be lighter. It took me a few hours to decide which one to paint and after covering the chairs with a dark green cloth trying to imagine what would it look like, I decided to paint the sanded one. Here are the 'making of'' and the before, after, and after-after pictures. Enjoy!