My first attempt at dry brushing and using two colours of Anne Sloan paint together
I have been painting for about a week with Anne Sloan old white paint. I am painting 4 chairs for my kitchen and I am still hunting for the fabric I want for the seats. After painting the 4 chairs and the hall stand from a previous post I was getting a little tired of looking at white.
Painted with Anne Sloan old white
3 of my chairs are all painted and one just needs one more coat, but I ran out of paint. For those lucky people that have a store near them that sells Anne Sloan products I envy you. If you run out of paint you just go to the store and get some more. When I run out I have to order it from a store 4 hours away and wait for it to be delivered by Greyhound.( sucks big time)
This is what the chairs looked like before I painted them. I bought them at salvation army really really cheap. They did not have the fourth chair so I had to look for another chair.
I found this chair and loved the curvy front legs, I reused the material from the seat on a step stool, and painted the chair. It is not the same style of the other chairs but once the fabric is the same on all of the seats they will look more alike
Step stool with the chair fabric
(see the makeover of this stool in May's post)
I have been dying to use a few of the other colours that I bought. So I moved onto another project while I wait for more paint and fabric for the chairs.
I have seen quite a few blogs done with two colours of Anne Sloan paint. And I have also seen alot of pictures of furniture done by dry brushing. I have never tried either of these method and was curious to try it.
I knew when I bought these chairs at a yard sale that I would want to paint them but still have the black and pink that was already on them still come through.
Dry brushing seemed to be a way to achieve that look.
The chair on the left has been dry brushed with Anne Sloan paris grey and the one on the right has been dry brushed with paris grey and duck egg blue.
I still need to sand and distress both of them and then finish off with clear wax.
I am loving the way they look and will have to try this technique on other pieces.
Today was 34 degrees and way too hot to work in the garage, so Maggie had the right idea lets go sit in the shade by the river. So I grabbed my two chairs, sandpaper and some clear wax and I joined Maggie.
Here they are all sanded and waxed
I love how these chairs turned out
They are so cute
For now I think this is the perfect spot for them. They aren't a big chair, I don't think I would let a 200 lb man sit on them lol. But they are perfect for the grandchildren to sit on, and this is the perfect spot. When I am not using the hoosier for baking, the grand kids can sit here and colour or paint.
I think I now have my kitchen colour, blue. I found this little tea set the other day at a thrift store and loved the blue. The dining room is going to be mostly white but I think the blue mixed with white and a little bit of wood looks good
Now that I have a colour I think it will be easier to pick material for my white chairs
Nicole of Ms Green Designs just recovered a chair is this fabric and I think it might be pefect for the chairs.
Isn't this material the cutest
Now that I am done I think Maggie and I are going to rest here a while in the shade and enjoy the day.
And the gorgeous view
I am going to miss this view when we move back to Ontario
hope everyone is keeping cool, don't forget to drink lots of water
have a great weekend