Sometimes when painting furniture you make a bad color choice and end up with chairs that look worse than before you painted them. That happened with these Craigslist chairs, which I painted yellow at first, and then re-did with a beautiful deep teal chalk paint.
These traditional chairs now look fresh and updated with two coats of homemade deep teal chalk paint, sealed in SC Johnson Paste Wax, and antiqued with dark Briwax.
These chairs started out old and uninspired. I decided to follow my heart and repaint in a bold color, so I chose Benjamin Moore’s Beau Green for the paint, which is a deep teal color.
Then, I swapped out the seat fabric for Robert Allen’s Modern Paisley. The new fabric features teal, beige and brown tones – all of which work well with the paint color and dark wax I applied over the paint.
I think these chairs have been given a whole new life! They’re no longer sad and plain, but bold and sophisticated. I love them!
Now I just need to figure out what to do with them . . .
P.S. if you’re interested in refinishing furniture with your own homemade chalk paint, check out my previous post on my Target Table Makeover.