Thursday, September 23, 2010

Update to Grandma's Chair


I loved how grandma's chair turned out but it was a little to bright white, and I have been really wanting to try putting glaze on it. So I thought what the heck, I can always repaint it, right? I love the Blog All Things Thrifty, she has so many amazing ideas. She has try and tested projects. So I took her advice and went for it.

I used Ralph Lauren Faux Technique Glaze and had it tinted black at Home Depot. I just rubbed it on with a rag and then rubbed it off. I was a little over whelmed at first, it made it so dark. I was telling my kids it was our new Halloween Chair (I look like it would fit in some spooky old haunted house). Eventually i had to just walk away cause I couldn't stop messing with it. Note: make sure to use a damp rag to wipe it back off I didn't do this and I think that is why I struggled so much to get it back off, it just seemed so dark while I was doing it.

Now the more I look at it the more I like how it turned out. I love how the glaze gives it texture and character. It think it looks great in my living room. What do you think?



Becca Jane said...

SO....I have the CUTEST library desk that needs some TLC...can you help me??

lisa winnett said...

I would Love too, Becca!