Ever since I started painting furniture, I have admired pictures of pieces that were painted red. But, I never had the ‘courage’ to do it myself. I even went so far as to pick up a sample of Cece Caldwell’s Traverse City Cherry Red about a year ago but could never figure out what to use it on. So when I recently picked up this mid-century chair, I finally decided to try it out.
Here’s what it looked like when I brought it home. (Unfortunately… or fortunately?) I think the auctioneer where I bought it is beginning to realize that I’ll take home any stray chair because he gave me a super deal for this one and a bunch of others that day.
The hardest part of this makeover was finding fabric to go with the colour. Finally, I happened upon this happy print at Fabricland the last week.
I used clear and dark wax on this chair, because I found without the dark wax deepening the colour, it was a little too ‘pinky’ for my taste.