We love a good DIY project! Not only is it fun to give new life to old things, it is a great way to keep items out of the landfill. Part of a sustainability mindset is finding ways to use what we already have and therefore purchase less.
The DIY Project: Brightening up some old oak kitchen chairs
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Why I Love It
I love these chairs because they are solid wood and built to last.
My plan was to brighten these chairs up with some paint. They were a little tired and dated, so I wanted to give them and extra boost.
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The first task was to give these chairs a good cleaning. The chairs were in good condition and I chose not to sand them as a scrub prepped them well enough for the paint I was using.
For the turquoise chair I went with a bright solid turquoise paint. I had previous success with a durable outdoor finish paint, so wanted to give that another try. This type of paint required no sealant, just multiple coats of paint.
For the pink chair, I had fallen in love with the bright pink colour and decided to break it up with the light grey. This was a chalk paint, so after a few coats of paint, I sealed it with furniture wax. This chair took a long time to do because of the need to tape off each section before painting, but it was worth the effort!
The Finished Product
Have you ever refinished furniture before? What project would you like to try?