Our silly story begins ….
with this old CHAIR
It was soon after our foils arrived
I was looking to use them anywhere, everywhere, so this ugly vinyl chair seat was a great start - I rolled on a coat of Sticky Size , and waited for the milky color to go away
Like this -
then I grabbed one of our new Metallic Foil Patterns - Pewter Bark, and transferred it to the seat using a scrub brush
Then I started painting the chair with American Paint Company‘s Cannonball (a black), Saddle (a brown), and a little Limoge (cream)
Mostly black with some brown, brushed on together…
Impatient me, fast drying, to see if the color will work…
Sanding the flat surfaces – optional, but I explain to my customers that this step will take your finish from painted to professional…
Same brush, applying American Paint Company’s F A B U L O U S Vintage Wax
No, it’s real name isn’t Fabulous Vintage Wax, but it should be – it’s the easiest wax I’ve found to use. Because of it’s all natural properties, you’ll find no smell or toxins or irritants. On this chair I used the Vintage Clear Wax and tinted it to two colors , one batch with APC Black Mica and one batch with APC Gold Mica-
It all went on, one brush, both colors at a time… Brush in sparingly, and wipe the excess off -
a few hours later it will be dry enough to buff to a lovely sheen -
Deciding if I like it…
If you notice, I’ve only waxed and buffed the top portion… maybe something in my sub conscience was telling me it wasn’t right…
It was the foiled seat. I liked the chair finish, but not the foil with it – so I got the Sticky Size back out and gave it another coat -
this time I gilded the seat with Copper Leaf-
and liked it so much , that I covered it with fabric!
What happened? Once the paint finish came together, it changed the whole look, and I noticed how pretty the chair was…. here was a pretty chair with a vinyl pad! After all, a vinyl pad is a vinyl pad even if its foiled or leaf’d, right?
It hit me - I HAD to make the seat pretty
Lovely neutral fabric, and the perfect trim , complimenting the paint finish
NOW I can wax the rest of the chair :)
and the chair is complete.
Pretty finish, pretty color, pretty seat – great bones… didn’t stick around long!
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