Refreshed Dining Room Chairs {guest post}

Are you afraid to go dark and bold with your furniture? Fear no more! Cait from Little City Farmhouse has proven with these dining room chairs that Liquorice, our pure black furniture paint is the perfect, classic way to dress up your dining room!

Black isn’t a colour that I paint with too often, but when I use it I wonder why I don’t use it more! Liquorice is a true black that doesn’t lean blue or brown – if you’re looking for the perfect black, Liquorice is it!

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Refreshing your dining room chairs is such a budget friendly option compared to replacing them – especially solid wood chairs. These chairs were a honey oak colour. They were very sturdy but dated and worn. Time to freshen them up!

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I started by giving the chairs a good cleaning with TSP, giving them a rinse wipe down, and then sanding them well. For pieces like chairs that get daily use, it is so important to take them time to properly prep them so that your finish will last for years.

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I sprayed the chairs with three thin coats of Liquorice. Spraying them definitely sped up the process! I left them for a couple days to really dry and harden before I sanded them to smooth everything out and distress them.

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I finished them off by spraying them with several coats of hard wearing satin poly. They now have a fresh and updated farmhouse finish! I am so pleased with how sleek but rustic they look now!

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To purchase Liquorice, click HERE (Canada) or here HERE (USA).


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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

Make sure to follow Cait’s blog Little City Farmhouse. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Diane J. says:

    At last at last! Someone who uses this kind of paint and sprays it on! Please tell me your ratio of paint to water which I’m sure you thin the paint down with! As well, what kind of poly (brand name) and presumably you thin that too!

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    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Diane,

      Thanks for stopping by! The ratio of paint to water will vary depending on the sprayer you’re using, so I recommend playing with it a bit before you really dive it. Start out with the paint at full strength, then slowly water it down little by little until you have the perfect spray. I wouldn’t add more than 5-10% water. I hope that helps!

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