Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain salvaged this old chair with lots of history to give it new life for a new generation! She used Pebble Beach, Simplicity, and Natural Wax for this project.

A couple of months ago my friend brought a chair to me that she’s had since she was a child. She wanted to keep it still, but wanted to freshen up the paint, and the colors. We went from yellow and blue to a beautiful and neutral gray and white.

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Country Chic Paint supplies:

  • Simplicity
  • Pebble Beach
  • Natural Wax
  • Small angled paint brush
  • Wax Brush

I started by fixing the chair up a little bit by reinforcing some joints with wood glue, and then sanding away some big chips and paint drips.

Then I also did a coat of spray primer on the chair. Country Chic paint doesn’t need a primer under it, but I knew it would take fewer coats to cover up the dark original colors with the new, lighter colors this way.

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I painted all the white sections first, and used two coats of Simplicity.

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I painted the gray next, again with two coats of Pebble Beach. For all of the edges I just used a really small brush. I thought it would be too difficult to get really nice tape lines around all the curves and edges, so just going slowly meant I had very little touch up to do, and no under-tape bleeding.

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After letting the final coats dry for 24 hours I applied a coat of Natural wax and buffed it smooth to give it a bit of protection. Didn’t it turn out so cute? I love the color combo she picked out, and she likes it too, which is the best part!

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Stephanie {Crafting in the Rain}

Hi, I’m Stephanie Paxman. My husband and our 3 kids live in the Pacific Northwest (that’s where the “Crafting in the Rain” name comes from.) It’s beautifully green here, but that means it rains a lot too. I’ve been blogging since 2011 about everything from kids crafts to home décor to DIY. I love chocolate, and color. I hope my projects give you some good ideas!

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