I tried a new chalk paint for a small project recently. I repainted a child’s chair using Vintage Chic Farm paint in “Rosy Wisdom” and I definitely recommend it. The paint provided good coverage and went on very smooth. I also love their bright, whimsical colors.
I applied two coats of Rosy Wisdom and then applied a third coat using General Finishes Glaze Effects in “Winter White” to soften the pink and add a little character. I applied this coat very lightly. I brushed it on and then wiped it down with a dry cloth while it was still wet. It gave it a white-washed kind of look which is exactly what I was going for. I also distressed the chair in a few placed before adding the Glaze Effects. This paint was so nice to work with. I lent it to a friend who used it on a new bathroom door. She wanted a subtle white-wash look and the knots in the pine to show through and I think she nailed it. It was easy to work with too since it’s water based.
Back to the chair. I recovered the seat with some new fabric. It’s a faux fur fabric which was one of those “you have to see it to like it” types of situations. I would have never imagined a pale pink with faux fur together but once you start playing with materials, things happen. Once I was done painting I felt it still could use a little embellishment so I got out my good old Dremel and etched a flower on it. It was just what it needed. You can also see in the pictures below the subtleness of the Glaze Effects paint. Here are the before and after pictures. (I had to do some minor repairs on the chair too.) BEFORE: