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Warm White Magnolia Cake Plate

  Another cake plate total transformation. It went from bold pink to soft warm white with pretty magnolia detailing.

Royal Purple Antique Press Back Chairs


I am a huge press back chair fan. The carved details and curvy legs are just so pretty. These 2 are a customers grandmothers'. She wanted them to be given a new color to bring them back to life and use in her heritage home.

Rich aubergine purple was her regal color choice and I think this color is classic yet whimsical as she loves bold options.

Grandma's accent table was dropped off with the 2 chairs. Be sure to check out that before and after tutorial. This color is part of it's makeover too.

Antique pieces usually need a repair or two. These chairs just needed a few leg braces glued and clamped square.

One even needed dried gunk scraped off the underside of a seat.

A deep scrub cleaning was up next. I use white lightning cleaner with a dash of Dawn in a water bucket. I like to use a scrub brush to get in all the nooks and crannies. They were then rinsed and dried.

When they were dry, the dinged and dented edges were power sanded smooth and wiped.

Aubergine Dixie Belle Paint was brushed on with a small round synthetic brush. This brush works well on the round surfaces.

I like to start chairs upside down to get all the undersides done first.

Once the chair is flipped the rest is paint. Here is one full coat on.

Two chairs, two coats all dry ready for the ageing step next.

Using a sanding block the edges were sanded to distress and bring out the carved details. Then a softer sanding sponge smoothed the entire chair. All the sanding dust was wiped off.

These steps add age to the paint makeover but to take it one step further brown, clear and a bit of black Dixie Belle's best dang wax was rubbed into the finish. This also seals the chalk paint and has a lovely sheen.

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They are done and look perfectly aged purple.

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Just look at those details.

These chairs look fabulous with the reloved antique table.

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