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Chalk painting Ladderback Chairs

When we moved into our home we had no dining room furniture.

So we made our own dining table.

I found two ladder back chairs in the garbage that my friend and I drug home.

I liked them and lived with them as they were for six years.

I also bought four matching old chairs off of Craigslist for $45 and painted them a cream color with milk paint.  I've always loved the finish.



So, I got to thinking that I'd like to paint the ladder back chairs.  I would leave the seats as they were though.  I really like green and so decided to go with Terre Verte by Renaissance Innovations Chalk paint.

While I like the color, it's not as dark as I thought it would be.  I thought it would be more sage but really it's more toward a mint.

After removing the seats I gave them an initial coat.

I gave them two coats.  Then I distressed them just a little and waxed them.

I'm happy with the final results.

They look really pretty with the wood table and the other cream chairs.

Here they…

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