Do you remember this summer
when I posted photos on some of the finds
we gathered while out driving through
the Illinois countryside?
I bought two of these tattered iron chairs,
they had a nice shape,
and sweet Andie at Divine Theater
commented that they had originally
come from Pier One!
(I knew they were not old, but didn't know the source at all.
Oh well, they were a steal for two.)
Well, I decided to give Annie Sloan a crack at them.
I painted them Paris Gray
and they were still pretty boring.
So I took some black paint
and mixed it with some of the gray
and just free-handed some
French looking symmetrical "swirlies"
on the backs of the two chairs.
A little French twist?
After they dried, I dry brush stroked them
with more gray Annie Sloan paint.
Then I wiped them with a really damp towel
to remove the darker paint a bit.
After applying clear AS wax and buffing,
and then adding a mix of clear and dark wax
and more buffing .... this is how they look.
My thoughtful hubbie ♥
bought me these car wax
mitts and they are AWESOME for the wax!
Remember the movie, "The Karate Kid"???
Wax on ..... Wax off.
Wax on .... Wax off.
I think I made Mr. Miyagi proud.
|They will go into the shop this weekend! Keeping my fingers crossed maybe someone will want them?|
|Linking up with Kim at SavvySouthernStyle!|
|Linking up with Honey at 2805|