When you go thrift store shopping do you have a mental list of things to look for? Recently I got to cross off an item on my list. I have been looking for a chair, a child’s chair to be exact. My friend wanted one for the grandchildren and another friend gave me one. But before I could give it to her the child’s chair has to get a new look.
The chair is a cute style but was bland. You know the kind, brown and unexciting. After gluing the pieces back and cleaning the chair I got to work painting the chair white. You know I do have a thing for chairs, I will tackle any kind.
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I mixed up a nice, crisp white with Poppie’s Furniture Paint Powder to create a chalky finish. And started painting. I never get tired of seeing how paint can refresh a piece of furniture. Two coats of paint give good coverage.
It was getting better but don’t you think some color should be added? I thought it would be cute to stencil A, B, C and 1, 2, 3 on the front and back of the chair. None of my stencils were the right font or size.
This is where the computer and printer come in handy if you aren’t lucky enough to have a cutting machine. I decided on a font and size and printed the numbers and letters. The next step is to tape them on the front of the chair in a random pattern. Use the graphite paper to transfer to the chair.
I chose to paint the letters and numbers in bright colors. To give the back interest, I repeated it on the back. The chair was sanded to distress it. And waxed and buffed to protect the chair.
My friend came to get the chair. She loves it. I sent progress pictures and she loves it. I hope the grandchildren enjoy their very own chair. The Child’s Chair Has to Get a New Look, got the new look.