My new friend, Jura, from the Washington Post came over for a chalk painting demonstration. Kids downstairs with a babysitter (thanks, Emily!) and Barefoot Contessa sticky buns straight from the oven. Now I just need to keep paint off my skinny jeans.
I put out 4 pieces in all the different stages of refinishing.
My picker-friend that I’ve been working with found 10 of these great basket chairs for me. Here’s the original.
I see alot of potential – you? Here is one with the first coat on.
Ooo, baby. Look at those arms & legs. Here is the second layer. I’ll need one more after this to really cover the piece to my liking.
Onto sanding & waxing.
And like a special ingredient left out of the recipe to only be revealed to family members, I will leave that process a bit of a mystery. But, really, it all comes down to taste and how shabby you want the piece to look.
Now, what to do the extra sticky buns?