Learn how to Paint a Thrift Store Chair using Chalk Paint and Masking Tape. This is a really fun way to transform a plain wooden chair into a beautiful piece of furniture.
This chair makeover was a fun little project which took me just under an hour. Not only you need a few simple supplies but I made this amazing pattern just by using Masking Tape. If you like this project then be sure to check out my Simple Bench Makeover post.
So I stumbled on this chair one fine day while taking a stroll in my neighborhood and it was for FREE. I absolutely did not need this chair but how could I turn down this amazing free wooden chair.
Materials Needed for Wooden Chair Makeover
Four shades of Blue Paint
Gold Spray Paint (my favorite)
Gold Liquid Gilding (for touch-ups)
And here is the Before shot of the chair.
It was in a pretty good condition but had some chipping on the legs and the back of the chair.
The chair had no cracks or anything.
Tutorial for Wooden Chair Makeover Using Masking Tape
First off I painted the backside of the wooden chair in a Metallic Gold Spray Paint.
I also spray painted the seat of the chair Gold and you will see why I did it in Step 2
The chair needed two coats of the spray. Let it dry.
The color combination of paints I wanted to use on this chair was in the family of blues from minty green (not technically blue but oh well) to ocean blue.
It was a combination of chalk paint and gloss finish paints.
When the chair was dry from the spray paint, I went in and started taping the seat in a geometric pattern.
Literally whatever design you want, just go in and make it at this point with the masking tape.
Then comes the fun part where you paint all over with the paint colors you had chosen previously.
I played around with the different shades of blue filling out the geometric pattern in a random sequence.
When the paint has dried just remove the masking tape and the gorgeous gold from underneath will reveal itself.
The final step is optional but I wanted the legs to have a Gold Dipped and you can do it simply by masking tape the tips of the legs equally on all four legs.
The legs in general I painted in a darker blue color.
And there you have it.
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