This projects relates to a few pieces I painted in the post – an Oak Thomasville Dining Set.
The pieces? Chairs. Original finish – Golden Oak. Then, several years ago, I painted them with Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn – simple distressed black.
When I brought the set to the store to sell, the idea was to use a neutral white – I went with APC’s Navajo White. We painted several of the chairs white, and I painted the fabric seats as well, using APC Lincoln’s Hat mixed with APC Wild Horses. When the seats dried, I stenciled each pad with an accompanying number.
In the mean time, I was working on the table finish, and I loved where it was going but I didnt like the chairs with the table – the white was too stark, so we re-painted them with a mix of American Paint Lincoln’s Hat and the APC wild Horses. When it dried , I sanded and sealed with APC Topcoat mixed with Copper Mica –
I had them in the showroom, around the dining table, but they were boring, and I didn’t like how they felt with the table…
I took one of the chairs back to the workroom and went to town with my power mouse sander, giving the chair a really good buzz… after that I took APC’s Vintage Dark Wax, cut it with some of their Clear Wax, and gave each chair a light wiping to add an antiquing to the white.
Remember, the chairs HAD been previously Topcoated, so they had a harder, more durable coating to begin with. The purposed of the wax was to easily add that glazed/aged effect, and it offered the finish back an even sheen –
NOW I LOVE THEM!
I call them my cow chairs because they remind me of cowhide. I love the finish with the seat pad too –
diggity dog that finish!
Just four more to sand, and there will be six available for purchase, with table or without!
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