They're Not Yellow Anymore

4.23.2015

Remember my Yellow Chairs that I was using in the breakfast room and I have even used them in the dining room? Well, they aren't yellow anymore. I don't have much yellow in my house except for the yellow ceiling in the dining room and I really wanted to change them to a nice neutral color. So out came the paint and waxes a few weeks ago.



This is a close up of the finish that was on the chairs. I bought them this way. They looked like the paint was heavily brushed on and then stain was brushed over them. Not a great job at all. There were stickers under the chairs stating Made in Indonesia.

I used Amy Howard One Step Paint in Luxe Gray. It's a pretty pale gray.

I painted two coats of the paint.

Then I used this stuff. I had watched a video of Amy Howard, in the store where I bought the paint, painting and using this stuff after she waxed to add the look of dirt. This settles in the grooves and in my case also in the heavy brush marks from the original paint finish.

You can see how the brush marks are a bit darker than the lighter gray. 

This is what it looks like going on. After waxing you just brush this on where you want it and the excess will brush away and some of it will be left.

This photo makes the chair look blue, but it is gray. You can see how the Dust Of Ages darkened the paint. It just gives a nice aged look.

Here you can see more of the gray streaks from the dust. I also sanded a few spots back off so the chairs would still be worn looking.



I placed them in the breakfast room first, but I believe I like them better in the dining room....for now.


If you missed the dough bowl post you can see that here.

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41 comments:

  1. I like how those chairs turned out. The dust of ages looks like a great product! Isn't it funny how we try to make our furniture look almost dirty?! LOL!

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  2. I love the new look! I just love that dining room😉

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  3. Kim, the chairs look beautiful with their new painted treatment. I love seeing the peeks of yellow! I have some of that "dust of ages" naturally forming in crevices around here! Hehe!

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  4. Your chairs look great Kim! Chairs are soooo not my favorite thing to paint-yours turned out very pretty!

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  5. What a great color! They look wonderful Kim.

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  6. Just wonder how chalk paint withstands exterior use. I want to paint my outdoor furniture with chalk paint. What do you think?

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    1. Jane, I believe you can use it outside, but not positive. I'm sure you can google it.

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  7. They look great, where did you find the paint and more importantly the 'dust of ages'? I love them! I haven't seen Amy Howard in my area.

    Martha
    Roswell, Ga.

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    1. Martha, I get mine at the Queen of Hearts antique mall in Buford, but I think it is in the Alpharetta store, too.

      Thanks

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  8. Kim, your chairs look wonderful and they are perfect in your classy dining room! Great color, such an awesome look!

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  9. Your chairs look fantastic.

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  10. I love them so much more this color! I can't wait to get a new table for our kitchen. My daughter wants ours when she has a place in a few years! Great inspiration! xxx...

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  11. That was a BIG job! Your chairs look great!

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  12. Beautiful paint job Kim--you should do a paint class at Haven and share your mad skills!
    Catherine

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    1. Oh, I don't like to be in front of people and I don't have a rhyme or reason for the way I paint. It just happens when I start. Thanks for the compliment!

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  13. They look truly antique...you are the master!

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  14. Kim, the chairs came out really nice. How do you like the Amy Howard paint over Annie Sloan. I'm going to be painting my first piece and would like to hear your suggestion. Thanks.

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    1. Pookie, I really like both. Annie Sloan is thicker and covers quicker though.

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  15. They came out wonderfully Kim! Dust of Ages... might have to find that. Luv the look it gave the chairs.
    Hugs, Gee

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  16. Love the way the chairs turned out!!....and the Dust of Ages is remarkable...and of course you did an amazing job!...The chairs look wonderful in the dining room!

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  17. They look wonderful what a great color.

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  18. The chairs look perfect in that soft and serene colour and I love that layers of their history is showing thanks to your amazing work on them.

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  19. The chairs look great Kim. Here's the million dollar question (because we all know the domino effect)...what's going in the breakfast room now? Going back to the black?

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  20. I REALLY like the chairs this color, alot. They look great in the dining room too. Beautiful job, you are SO good at painting furniture!!

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  21. love the new look of your chairs, the distressing is great. Have to laugh about the "Dust of Ages", that comes natural with my stuff!

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  22. Beautiful! Love that fresh and light colour on the chairs...always so nice visiting your blog!
    Have a great day!
    Titti

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  23. Love the new color and they do look so nice in your dining room!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  24. These turned out beautifully, Kim...I love the touches of the yellow you let show through...

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous. The look is so clean and fresh....it really speaks to me.

    Barb

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  26. Your dining room looks great and I really like the new colour/dust treatment.

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  27. I love the way they look painted Kim...they're perfect in your dining room!!

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  28. Beautiful job Kim! I love the new color and I also really like to see some of the yellow peeking thru...
    Cannot wait to see what chairs are now in your breakfast room! ;)
    XO

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  29. I am getting ready to paint my bookcases in my game room and have been trying to decide which one of these paints to try. I love the way those turned out. Your dining room is just so darn pretty!!

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  30. I like them and I think they look great in the dining room with the hutch. They don't distract from the hutch at all like the yellow would. Your eye just kind of bypasses them now but yet you still notice them. Nice job!

    I have a secretary I need to paint and I am dreading dong the inside of the thing...lol....I have put it off until it warms up enough to do it outside (being as it is in the garage waiting for me. Annie Sloan here I come.

    Have a great night - xo Diana

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  31. It looks so pretty. Just like a magazine page. Love the hutch too

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  32. I love the new paint treatment on your chairs. Your dining room looks so charming and inviting! Beautiful, Kim!

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  33. They turned out really great! I think I prefer the grey to the yellow if I may say so but love how the yellow comes through on the distressed areas

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  34. I have some white folding chairs that are in dire need of a face lift and this paint would make my work much easier. Your chairs are very pretty.

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