Saturday, January 22, 2022

Antique Restoration

Thirty years old is not antique? I was all set to repaint my bedroom chair pictured here when we were locked down last year and retail closed down.  There is no other timber colour in my bedroom. I no like.

Last week at the large green tin shed I looked at the chalk paint as helpfully suggested by Sami who restores furniture and knows about such things. Apparently chalk paint was invented by one Annie Sloan but Dulux has a chalk style paint and it was in a smaller tin., and so cheaper.

The tin had a nice grey strip around, I thought indicating the colour, which it kind of was.

Once home, all set up for painting, I prepared the surface with a light sand and a wipe down. Open the paint. Oh, it is whitish. It needs a good mixing. I mixed and the colour remained white. I looked at the tin and a large label, so large I did not see it said something like 'Extra bright base'. It was the base for the grey colour, so the next day we returned and had the tin tinted as we should have at the time. This is after the first coat. It certainly needed a second.


I thought I would roller the top and use a  brush for the sides. No need. I rolled the sides too. I am very happy with the end result. No jacket to hang on the chair at this time of the year.

14 comments:

  1. Great job on the rejuvenation!! That looks fantastic Andrew!!! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Now You Are Talking My Language - You Nailed The Color Scheme For Sure - Well Done - Whats Next Fancy Pants

    Cheers

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  3. It is looking good. And no, thirty years old is NOT an antique. Or I would be a more than double antique (which I certainly feel some days).

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  4. Grey is handsome.

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  5. I'm totally impressed with how you took the chair legs and back off. I've refinished loads of furniture in my time. Including a piano (yes). So love the job you did.

    XO
    WWW

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  6. Great job. I don't like the way some old wood turns orange. I am admiring (and quietly coveting) your nest of tables. That corner just sings, now.

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  7. Good job DIYman! What's your next project?

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  8. It does look so much better. I've been putting off painting an old wooden stool in my bedroom, I really should get onto that. Soon.

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  9. I agree, it looks far better like that.

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  10. It turned out well!

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  11. Great job. Never had you down as a DIY person.

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