DIY Chalk Paint Furniture Make Over

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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!
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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! 
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The paint drys within minutes and you are done!
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In this case I rubbed on Annie Sloan Dark Wax to give it a darker finish that would complement the surrounding outdoors. 
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And in LESS THAN AN HOUR, the cushions are on an the chaise is ready to enjoy!
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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 
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