Well...I finally did it!
I bought a chair for $40 and decided to just go for it with painting it all with chalk paint. I figured if it didn't turn out, I could reupholster it.
This is how it looked when I bought it. Perfect condition...but definitely not looking great with all of my white. Years ago, this would have fit in perfectly...but not anymore.
So, I got my paint, mixed up my recipe for chalk paint(it's 1 cup of flat paint and 1 TBS of unsanded grout), grabbed my paint brush and just went for it. As I painted, I wondered if I was making a huge mistake. $40 this day and age might not be a lot to many, but it is to me.
But that soon passed because I was falling in love..
Here she is...I decided to only use one coat of chalk paint because of how the gingham was showing through, not the color. It came through even more after sanding. I really liked that!
I distressed the frame and let me say
Even more beautiful!
It is so soft...feels like a very soft leather. I've read that some use the wax, but I decided to leave that step out. You can use it or not by what I've studied from others.
It replaced this chair...so happy with it instead of this one.
So there ya have it...my very first chalk painted chair...every ounce of it!