Our dining chairs were not particularly expensive when we bought them many years ago at a used furniture store. And I still like their simple lines.
I had been wanting to paint them to break up all the stained wood. There was only one thing holding me back: L-A-Z-I-N-E-S-S. But then my friend, Debbie said "I'll HELP you!" (enter angels singing). Remember how Debbie painted her studio furniture HERE?
Since the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dealer is pretty far away, I thought I'd try General Finishes Milk paint from Artistic Home Studio in Alameda (closer to home).
Looks like a fun place to take classes.
No turning back now. Way more fun with company.
Covering the dark stain took three coats...with Annie Sloan it would have probably been just been two (General Finishes is about $10 less per quart). But I really like the durability of this easy one application top coat...
In the dining room, I can use coral accents.
But later on, when/if I make some color changes, I will take the linen slip covers from the closet and cover the seats (and switch out the pillows on the black chairs).
We had a great brunch (very SF) on Sunday at NOPA...
We split this four ways after I had a decadent baked egg with cream.
The nubby table runner is from Pottery Barn and Debbie made the napkins.
At least I think I burned some calories painting and setting the table! Have a great week!