Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's yesterday. This is a chair I completed a few weeks ago.
I used "Pitch Black" milk paint from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. I ordered mine from Lee Valley. I enjoy using this brand of milk paint. I find it is slightly less lumpy and easier to mix.
The milk paint did it's thing leaving some chippy areas...
And it crackled up really nice at the top here.
I did lightly sand the chair before painting... I wanted most of the paint to stick and was hoping I wouldn't end up with half the paint flaking away. Thankfully, I wasn't left with a flaking mess.
The seat is covered in a teatowel. It was one of those decorative kinds that people used to like to hang up.
My husband didn't believe me when I told him it was a tea towel... but it really is...honestly! I was lucky... if the chair seat had been any wider the towel would have been too small.
If you think this chair looks familiar, it did originally have a match that I painted in the summer. You can read all about that here.
And here is what they both looked like before.
The 36th Avenue
My Repurposed Life
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Tatertots & Jello