Saturday, March 10, 2018

Painting A Chair - Faux Wood Finish

I have been trying to figure out what to do with this chair for a while now, and then thought why not paint the frame and see if it looks any better.  I really like the color of the fabric for my room, so before I reupholster it and make any more changes, why not see about the wood frame and changing the color.  I still have a ton of changes I want to make in this room, and this chair is just one of many things.  So out came the craft paints and I got busy.

It actually turned out pretty good.  It looks like a nice medium walnut finish.


Remember this is the chair I am working with.  I am not a fan of the orangy finish on the wood.


First I painted the wood white with chalk paint.  This way I didn't have to try and sand all that carving.  I let that dry, then started with my craft paints.


I used a mix of dark brown, light gray, dark gray and a camel color.  I just painted on  a mixture of brown and gray first, then I used the other colors to dry brush layers on to get a wood look.

The gray softened the brown and the camel made it look like wood.  The final coat was clear satin poly.  I am not sure that this will be the final take on this chair, but for now the color of the fabric works and I do like the wood finish better on the frame.  So for now it stays.

I think it is a great compliment to the room, so I want to wait until I get the new recliners later on to see what I want to do with the chair.




 Much better with the darker frame.  Now I need to do something about that end table.  Maybe paint it too.


For now this will work, on to bigger and better things.

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11 comments:

  1. I'm impressed. Thanks for that tip about painting it white first.

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  2. This is a very nice update to the chair. I never would have guessed that you had painted the frame. I thought for sure you had used a stain. Very nice.

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  3. This is beautiful Marty. I love the color of the wood now with the fabric. Beautiful. Great job.
    Happy Friday and have a fabulous weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  4. Good paint job. I like the way it turned out. I have a chair I'd like to paint when the weather gets warmer and then I'll try to recover it. I'm very much a novice at all of it.

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  5. I love that chair! I hope I can find one just like it, and, with any luck I can finish it as nice as you have finished yours.

    I noticed you have two Nonies here although I spell my name different and I am from nonies paradise. Do you want me to change something so you can tell us apart? She does spell her name different.

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  6. That actually looks really good, Marty, and saved a ton of time upholstering. I am a big fan of painting wood that I am not crazy about. Looks like you did a good job of keeping the paint of the fabric, too. It fits in nicely with your other pieces. xo Diana

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  7. Amazing the difference it makes. I am impressed.

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  8. It looks great, Marty! What a good idea you came up with so you didn't have to sand the intricate areas of the chair. And I love the couch!
    Brenda

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  9. It’s a never-ending process, isn’t it? One thing leads to another...looks good!

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