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.