No identity crisis here. Huuuum, no. Not here. LOL.
Honestly, it’s amazing to see how this banged-up chair got a fresh updo and now feels right at home in my traditional decor. Hello and welcome to the June challenge of the DIY Furniture Girls. This month is all about breezy and light makeovers in a coastal theme. I have to admit, this challenge was a tough one for me….until I realized that coastal isn’t about looking “beachy,” it’s about layering color and texture.
So I when found these two lovelies tucked away in my out-of-date furniture stash, I had a coastal size a-ha moment. Why not mix all of this yummy texture with the lighter side of my favorite jewel tone?
So after all of the bumps and bruises were sanded smooth, the rest of the chair was sanded to make the finish a little less slick. Back in the day, this was called “giving it tooth.” And having “tooth” just helps to make the paint stick a little easier.
Two coats of Fusion Mineral paint in the color Inglenook were applied with a 2-inch paint brush.
When the first two coats were dry, a rusty color chalk paint was diluted and applied to highlight the lines. Then a charcoal-colored chalk paint was dabbed into the corners of the lattice area. After this paint dried, a very light coat of Fusion was washed over the charcoal to create a layered look.
Once the layers are good and dry, a very fine grit sandpaper can buff the paint to a buttery-smooth finish. I usually use worn-out 220 or 240-grit.
Then simply wipe away the dust. There usually isn’t much and it easily cleans up with a slightly damp cloth.
Fusion Mineral paint does not require a topcoat and it dries to a super-strong, water-proof finish. And no, this is not a sponsored post, I just used some left-over Fusion paint because I love it so much. Now, I can’t stop going on and on. 🙂
If you’d like more information about Fusion Mineral paint, my friend Melanie is a Certified Fusion Mentor and Merchant. She ships paint every day. For convenience, here’s the link to her blog.
And, as always, thanks so much for spending a few minutes of your day with me.
And now…more Coastal Inspiration from my sweet bloggy friends….