The hardest part of this makeover was getting this chair clean! It was covered in dirt and dust and spiders…ugghhh. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I just adore spiders. I probably spent more time washing, cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, and wiping this chair, than I did painting it! There’s not one speck of dirt left on this one!
I used Cece Caldwell paint in Vermont Slate. However, I mixed in a liberal amount black craft paint to darken it up. I wasn’t sure if this would work, but I didn’t have any problems with it. Also, when I waxed it, I added black paint to the wax, which darkened it a tad more.
One thing I like about this paint is that you can distress it with a wet rag. This will come in handy when I will have to work indoors in the winter… no more dust flying every which way!
I recovered the seat with a burlap coffee sack that I purchased at Princess Auto. I went with my husband who would spend hours wandering there in there if he could. I went in planning to be bored, but I ended up purchasing a couple of these bags and my husband didn’t buy anything.
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