This little brown chair was begging for a new life...
(As you can see by the spray-painted gravel under the chair, this is not my first project but it was one of my first in a long time and most definitely one of my faves!)
After a prime coat (1 1/2 cans of Rust-oleum Painters Touch Ultra cover 2x in Flat White) and a coat of what I had hoped would be the perfect shade of turquoise blue it was back to the paint can!
PAINT CAN TIP: In case you didn't know this...You can tint your own latex paint! I turned my kitchen into a science lab of sorts and began playing with the colors until I found the perfect shade!
- I started with a basic flat wall paint in a creamy white color and added equal parts of some flat blue paint that I found on the clearance shelf (50% off) at Walmart. It looked OK until I painted my entire chair!
- Too tint it myself, I added nearly half a bottle of regular acrylic paint in a shade I later found to be called, Key West! (Great place and a great name!)
- I painted the chair with a second coat of the new mixture and it was getting there...but was not quite the look I was hoping for so...
- I dry brushed the chair with a creamy tan acrylic paint and also a medium gray.
- AND...it was still not quite right so...
- I wiped on and quickly wiped off (in small sections at a time) a dark walnut stain.