Color Refined

Wicker furniture can take on a whole new personality when painted.  I pictured a subtle refined new look for the wicker chair, that will be moving into the guest room I’m currently planning.

Wicker chair before with dark finish

Wicker chair before with dark finish

In order to fast-track the painting process, I used a white satin spray paint + primer by Valspar.  By using spray paint I was able to get the coverage I required from every angle. I used 3 cans of paint + primer. If painting more than one piece of wicker I would suggest investing in a spray gun.

After the spray paint + primer dried, I moved the chair inside to finish my work of art.  One of my favorite colors is the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen.  I found it very interesting, how different parts of wicker accepted the paint making some areas look weathered and some look smooth. I didn’t worry too much about covering all the white base coat.  Leaving a little of the white showing in areas adds definition to the wicker.

The last step, I applied Annie Sloan clear wax with a brush in order to soften the finish.  After letting the wax sit for about 10 minutes I polished the chair with a cotton cloth.

Love the new color on the wicker chair

Love the new color on the wicker chair

New look for the wicker chair

New look for the wicker chair

This was a great project, it was as much fun as discovering a new nail color and getting a manicure, which I could really use about now!

The fabric is temporary until I decide on the coordinating color in the new guest room. Be sure to check back to see how the chair will look.

Have a great week.

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