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Painted Ladder Back Chair in Distressed Black
- Painters tape / frog tape
- Flexible sand paper
- Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint
This curvy ladder back chair was dropped off by my customer. It has a woven rush seat and great curves. A little paint will bring this chair back to life.My customer has a gorgeous distressed black hutch and wanted her chair to compliment her favorite piece. Can you blame her? That hutch is amazing!
The first step was to tape off the woven seat area because we are leaving the rush in its original natural condition. The rush was pulled away from the legs of the chair as much as possible.
The chair was then sanded, cleaned and prepped for paint. Next, the seat was flipped over to paint the underside first.
The chair was painted and then lightly sanded, using flexible sandpaper to achieve a smooth finish all around. The flexible sandpaper works especially well with all the curves of the chair.
In addition to sanding the entire surface of the chair, the edges were also distressed to reveal bits of the original wood color underneath.
To protect the finished piece, the chair was sealed for protection using both Jett protective wood stain (a black protective finish) mixed with our clear matte protective finish.
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