It's time for our Themed Furniture Makeover Day!
This month's theme is RED.
I really don't use red in our home, but I do use rusty reds and burgundy.
I painted a French leather chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints in Primer Red and Old White.
I really love how it turned out.
It used to look like this.
Like this when I bought it.
I originally painted it old white with clear wax. I left the leather as is.
I do have plans to reupholster it, but until then I decided to freshen it up with paint.
You know I have an infatuation with grain sack stripes.
I painted 3 coats of Old White on the leather. I let it cure overnight.
The next morning, I taped off the stripes and painted them in Primer Red with 3 coats. I let this cure all day.
I decided that I wanted to richen up the already painted and waxed frame. I mixed a very small amount of dark wax with clear wax to make a medium brown wax. I added the coat of wax just to the frame and buffed. I like the contrast between the darker frame and seat.
Later that day, I gave an ever so light sanding with a fine sanding block to the leather. I didn't sand the red….just the white.
I then applied 2 coats of wax with a bit of cure time between coats. I'll probably go back and add a 3rd coat.
I've never painted leather before. I'm not sure how it will hold up. This is a chair that is looked at more than lounged in. I do still hope to reupholster soon, but until then…I love its new look!
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Be sure to visit all of the projects for this month's theme….RED!