NEW OLD CHAIRS

Hello my dears, 

do you sometimes have that certain feeling that gnaws at you and no longer leaves you alone? I felt the same way with our grandma’s chairs. I still think it’s pretty. The problem or rather MY problem were the different wood tones in the dining room. It seemed restless to me. And when the time comes that I feel this restlessness in me, it usually doesn’t take long before a change comes into the house. 

 

NEW OLD CHAIRS

Since new chairs are out of the question, I simply painted the chairs black. Not a big effort but a big change! The whole room now seems calmer to me. The peace and quiet was what I longed for. And since I was already in my element, the picture wall was also changed a bit. I’m more than satisfied with the result, but see for yourself … 

New old chairs

New old chairs

New old chairs

New old chairs

If you also want to paint old chairs, I have a few tips for you. 

  • First sand the chair a little so that the surface is roughened, so the paint can be absorbed much better.
  • Thoroughly clean after sanding. It has to be really clean and free of grease. 
  • Apply the first layer thinly and so that the paint really stays in place, the first layer should be completely dry before you paint the second time. 
  • When the desired color is achieved, I would possibly also seal with a clear coat. Then the paint won’t chip off so quickly. It makes sense, especially with chairs that are often moved back and forth. 

But please keep in mind that I am not a professional. It’s just the way I work, I’ve been doing it for years and it has always worked well so far. 

I always use water-based varnish, I can’t handle synthetic resin varnish at all. It stinks and the dry season lasts forever. The advantage is that the things are really scratch and shock resistant. But you can decide for yourself what you want to take. 

And how do you like our new old chairs? Do you have something that could use a coat of paint? 

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