A Vintage Chair’s Clay Mineral Chalk Paint Foiled By Fabric

Our silly story begins ….

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with this old CHAIR

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It was soon after our foils arrived

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Like this –

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then I grabbed one of our new Metallic Foil Patterns – Pewter Bark,  and transferred it to the seat using a scrub brush

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Then I started painting the chair with American Paint Companys Cannonball (a black),  Saddle (a brown), and a little Limoge (cream)

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Mostly black with some brown, brushed on together…

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Impatient me, fast drying, to see if the color will work…

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Sanding the flat surfaces – optional, but I explain to my customers that this step will take your finish from painted to professional…

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Same brush, applying American Paint Company’s F A B U L O U S Vintage Wax

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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-

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It all went on,  one brush, both colors at a time…    Brush in sparingly, and wipe the excess off –

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a few hours later it will be dry enough to buff to a lovely sheen –

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Deciding if I like it…

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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…

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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  –

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this time I gilded the seat with Copper Leaf-

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Copper leaf’d the seat pad

and liked it so much , that I covered it with fabric!

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veggie tale

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

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Lovely neutral fabric, and the perfect trim , complimenting the paint finish

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NOW I can wax the rest of the chair 🙂

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Wax on…

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Wax off…

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and the chair is complete.

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Pretty finish, pretty color, pretty seat – great  bones…  didn’t stick around long!

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Have you tried American Paint Company all natural Clay Mineral Chalk Paints?  If not, you should. The natural earthborn clay and pigments in this paint help create a really pretty, and even better,  CLEAN, GREEN finish.    A great color palette,  finish options for sealing and protection – APC Topcoat Finish (all natural, water based) and APC Vintage Waxes (all natural, fast drying, quick buffing) – all offering ease of use.

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5 responses to “A Vintage Chair’s Clay Mineral Chalk Paint Foiled By Fabric

  1. Melinda Costello

    You are so impressive! Love all your posts. It’s amazing what a little paint and creativity can do. The chair came out beautiful!

  2. I am glad to see I am not the only one who changes direction before I finish! That’s what’s awesome about the APC paint, you can change your mind 5 times and still completely finish a piece in one day! 🙂

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