When thinking about my new studio, I wanted to have a chair sitting in the corner just looking pretty. I was chatting with my Nana about this, and she said that she had an old chair that my Pop had made about 45 years ago, as their kitchen chair. She had it sitting outside on her verandah and said I could have it. This is really special to me, as my Pop died when I was only about 5 or so, and I don't really remember much about him. To have something he made is pretty amazing.
So, my challenge was to create something beautiful from this old chair that had been sitting out in the elements for years! Here's what I had to start with, which actually wasn't all that bad. It had been painted a pale yellow, so I just gave it a good sand, and a bit of a wash and let it dry for a day to make sure it was completely dry.
Then, it was onto painting. I went with a semi gloss enamel, and used Dulux's relatively new Aquanamel, which is basically a godsend. It's water based so no need for litres of turps, and it doesn't have that dreadful smell. Choosing a colour however was quite a mission! In the end, after a lot of help from the lovliest man at Bunnings, I chose a half strength Antique White USA from Dulux I only needed two coats, and I think it's come up looking lovely.
You might also notice the colour on the wall, I've just finished painting it this week. After looking at a million sample colours, I settled on Aqua Frost Half by Dulux.