The other day I posted a blog about a French Country Farmhouse table I sanded back and used White Chalk Wax to finish the top. I paired it up with two benches, which I also used White Chalk Wax on the top of the benches to give a pearlised look. I had these French Country chairs in my stock room (formerly were in my own dining room) and decided to do two in case whomever the lucky person is who buys the French Farmhouse Table and benches may wish to add these chairs to the set. This is the first one done. Look below for the transformation and how the wax was used to give a special effect whilst also protecting the finished product.
This is the chair before, yes many would wonder why I painted it. In all actuality I'd painted these chairs some years ago and they needed touching up. They'd been painted in Laura Ashley paint (before I discovered the joys of chalk paint and became a convert) and when that chips, it's a big job to touch up so might as well start all over. Suffice to say, after a good cleaning and a light sand to smooth out the chipped oil based paint - I painted all over with Autentico Chalk Paint in Clear Clouds.
Photo of the finished product - hints of the Clear Clouds Chalk Paint showing through the White Chalk Wax. The seat pad is now fully protected and once dried has a lovely smooth feel - and will not come off when you sit on it. Wax really is much more than something to simply protect your paint finish but can be used as a method for achieving different looks. Autentico Wax is natural, so easy to smooth on and most importantly, available in many colours.