Chair Makeover

Chair Makeover

Chair Makeover

Chairs are not the easiest to paint.  But they look so good when they’re finished!

Chair Makeover

Once you’ve worked up the courage to tackle those spindles, be sure to clean your chair. I use Murphy’s Oil Soap mixed in warm water.

Chair Makeover

No matter what color I’m painting a piece of furniture, I always paint it with 2 coats of paint.  It gives you a more professional finish, even if you sand the piece and distress it.

The two coats of paint do not have to be the same color and they do not have to have a lot of contrast.

These two colors are not that different, but when sanded back, they create a nice contrast.

Chair Makeover

Painting and distressing is a personal preference.  There are no mistakes, please yourself!

Chair Makeover

I was tickled to see these cracks and crevices, it just added to the aged look.

Chair Makeover in blue

Don’t look at those spindles with dread,

just pick up your paint brush and get started!

Want to see more of my chair makeovers start with these:  No-arms Chair, Folding Chair, New Paint and Fabric Chair, Another Blue Chair :)



  1. says

    I can’t even look at chair redo’s without breaking into a cold sweat. Then I take a deep breath and say to myself….. this chair isn’t at your house Bliss, all will be ok.

    • says

      Hi Ashley, I used Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture paint. I did not use primer or glaze. I used wax as a top coat, Maison Blanche Lime Wax. Thanks so much for stopping by to check them out :)


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