Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DIY Chalk Painted Chairs~

This is another post from MAY BLOG-CATION--- 
I may have been away from the blog-spere for two weeks; but stuff was happening!! 

I had these two chairs 
I painted them BLACK with DIY Chalk Paint. * I happen to use the 2:1 ratio of Paint and Plaster of Paris-- I also wax it with Min wax for protection, and sheen!*** 

Just out of curiosity-- Have you EVER SEEN BLACK Ooops!Paint, for $5 a gallon? 
It is rare-- but that is what this is, Yep! Ooops!Paint. 
I was amazed. I grabbed it up fast. 

Anyway-- these chairs are similar but they are not exactly the same. 
They almost match the 3 chairs from the bench that I made.   
(those 3 matched each other). :)

 I've been collecting this 'style' of chairs for a while.  On average, I paid about $5 dollars a piece for these chairs, too.  Deciding on the the color to paint-them was the worst!  I've told you... I'm indecisive. 
But the BLACK Ooops!Paint---clenched the deal. 
Black it is! Now they co-ordinate. 
But then, you knew MATCHY WASN'T MY THING, RIGHT? 

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The Boston Lady said...

Pat these turned out great. How did you find the DIY chalk paint to work with? Easy? I have used the min-wax over my chalk paint projects - can't believe the AS wax can necessarily be better. I love, love, love that bench - you are the smartest woman in Texas! Ann

shannon i olson said...

I wish I had made some chalk paint before I did my table and chairs. I love how yours turned out, also love the bench! great work.I will write more soon on my Etsy decision. ( still haven't made one!)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Thanks for visiting....I love your bench...I still haven't done anything with chalk paint....maybe soon!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower :)

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

what a deal indeed! I love black furniture, it's goes with everything, which makes the fact that they don't match even better. so a whole gallon goes a long way, what's next?

Geneva said...

Your chairs look really nice... I've been wanting to try that chalk paint and like your DIY recipe. Great Job!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

ohhh, I like those chairs, and now I love them! :)

guess what! I got some black oops today!! woohoo! BUT, my Home Depot now charges $7 a gallon. :( for glidden.

great job my dear! love that diy chalk paint!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out so great! I'm a fan of black paint, too!

Gail said...

Gotta love chalk paint! The chairs look great and I love the bench you made. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Kristina said...

The chairs look great.

Revi said...

Love the chairs! And the bench is great. You have some pretty impressive woodworking skills, Pat! :)

Jingle Bells Farm said...

I have other recipes for diy chalk paint but this one is new to me and I can't wait to give it a try! The chairs look amazing- a few years back I wouldn't have even thought of painting my furniture black, it was chippy white all the way for me. Lovin black now!