Painted and Distressed Kitchen Chairs-Day 22 of Thankful for Repurposing
Several months ago my husband came home from work and asked me if I wanted 6 FREE chairs. Of course who wouldn’t say yes, right?!! We loaded the chairs up and brought them home and they sat for a few months untouched. Finally when I refinished the kitchen table, I went ahead and slowly refinished these 6 chairs too. I felt like this style of chair matched the kitchen table better so the other chairs I refinished a while back are just hanging out, around the house, waiting for their next command.
I cleaned them up, sanded them really well, and then cleaned them up again. I used semi-gloss latex paint in the color “Natural Tan.” When I paint table and chairs, I like to turn them upside down and paint the legs first from that angle. Then I turn the object right side up and touch up any parts I missed on the legs and continue to paint the rest of the chair or table.
After a few months of just having the chairs painted, I decided they needed to be distressed. I got some sandpaper out, I believe it was 120 grit and sanded each of the chairs. After it was distressed I went back over the chairs with a higher grit sandpaper to make it super smooth. It actually took me a while to do this. I would sand a chair one day and then maybe another one the following week. After each chair was sanded, I applied finishing wax to the chair. I’m all about the wax now, even over latex paint which doesn’t really need any protection. The sanding and the wax combination make for a beautiful, smooth finish.
What do you think of the new finish on these chairs? Would you have painted them, and if so what color would you have painted them if they were going to go in your dining area?
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the transformation these chairs undertook. Thanks so much for sharing!!