So I have a little before and after to share. I bought this chair last week at my local Goodwill for $12.99. Good solid chair but just a bit time worn, dirty and dated. After reading all this spring and summer about Annie Sloan chalk paint and seeing what a friend of mine has done with it I wanted to try it too. So off to my work room to try it out.
And here is the after. I used Annie Sloan Old White with clear and dark wax. You can't see it totally in my cell phone picture here but the dark wax really highlights the wood turned arms and legs. I love how it came out!
I actually did the upholstery myself and here's one thing I learned; paying an upholsterer is worth every cent. Mine looks fine but don't look too close. I did like the AS chalk paint and will definitely use it again. I have never used wax before and I really liked that process especially the dark wax which really brought an old world look to the chair.
I have always love to paint. there's just something relaxing about the whole process for me. So I am sure I'll be on the lookout for some other pieces I can also paint. I have a few here right now I would like to work on so stay tuned. If you have used Annie Sloan paint let me know. I'd love to see your projects.