Hello everyone! So…I saw this on Pinterest last night and just had to try it today! This is so simple and easy to do.
To start, I got an old picture which was sitting in my basement and I knew it would be perfect for this project. Don’t we all have those pictures that no longer fit our decor?
Then I found this graphic that my lovely sister Cindy sent to me eons ago. She and her hubby used to run a graphics company. I’m hoping she still has some of the equipment to make me more graphics from files that I will be sending her 🙂
Anyway, all you do is take your graphic, put it where you want on the picture and paint the entire piece in any colour you like. Wait for the paint to dry, peel off the graphics and you end up with a great looking sign. And you have all the beautiful paint colours coming through. Could it get any easier?
When Kyla contacted me about doing this cabinet, and I heard the story behind it, I absolutely had to do it for her!
This was made by her grandfather from the crib she used to sleep in as a baby and he had made it for her when she was a young girl…what a wonderful gift from a grandfather to his granddaughter. Kyla requested a grey/blue colour to update it so she could use it in her decor. I used a custom colour mixed from ASCP Paris Grey, Old White and Duck Egg Blue.
While I was painting, I couldn’t stop thinking of how much joy he must have felt while building this, and how special it must be to her. This is definitely a piece that will be passed down.
I picked up this chair at a yard sale and could see it’s potential. It has great lines and detailing, but the colour was dreadful. Brown on brown…it needed a facelift! I’ve painted a chair in the past with Annie Sloan chalk paint and knew it would work on this one as well.
The entire chair was painted with Coco first and then the wood was done with layers of Paris Grey and Old White.
I also did a wash of Paris Grey over the Coco on the seat and back just to lighten it up a bit and it was distressed to give it that worn look.
The entire piece was clear and dark waxed.
When it was done I thought it needed some more interest on the seat and back so I added the grain sack stripes in Paris Grey and Old White. And it’s done!!
**I love creating something new from something old**
I love this colour combination…Much better than the brown!
I have seen many makeovers on chairs using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, so when I got this chair I knew it would be the perfect candidate!
Reading other posts from very talented people helped me do this. The one I followed was from Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes…I have their link on my facebook page.
You spray the material with water, go 50/50 with paint and water and paint the material. You do have to wait 24 hours between coats and also spray the material each time you paint a coat. Add your decorative finishes, wax and you are done! I also painted and dark waxed the wood. Who would have known you could paint a chair? Once it is waxed it feels a bit like leather.