This old chaise lounge has sat rotting on my back deck for 2 years so I decided to give it a make over. I love chalk paint because it fits my painting style perfectly. NO prepping, quick drying, no rules, and very forgiving to work with! I bought a few colors at Red Living in Courtenay. I know that the cans are fairly pricey but a little goes a long way here! You can use this paint both indoors and out. Below I have provided the step-by-step instructions of this great DIY project.
Step #1- Prep! A quick hose and wipe of the major cobwebs and dirt. That’s about all the prepping I can
handle. I HATE prep work!
Step #2- I watered down the paint a bit to give it more of a beachy, distressed washed look. This paint is non toxic and so easy to work with that my 5 year old helps me with projects!
The paint drys within minutes and you are done!
In this case I rubbed on Annie Sloan Dark Wax to give it a darker finish that would complement the surrounding outdoors.
And in LESS THAN AN HOUR, the cushions are on an the chaise is ready to enjoy!
If you like this look but are not into the DIY thing, check out Joanna Winter Watson’s work at: https://www.facebook.com/RevivedByJoanna