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.
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.
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.