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Personalize an old chair!

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  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use an old chair. You have to sand and prime your chair expecially if it has a gloss finish applied to it.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 2
    Step 2

    This will be your base color. Paint the whole chair this color. don't worry about imperfections this is a vintage style project.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is your second base color, dab on over the first coat of paint. You can add as much or as little as you would like.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 4
    Step 4

    You're product should look something like this so far.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is your surface color. It is important that this color does not over power the base coats.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is where we do the ombre look. Start painting a the stop of the chair leg amd glide vertically all the way down, you want juat enough paint on the brush so it runs out before you reach the bottom of the leg.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 7
    Step 7

    Don't worry about imperfections. We will be sanding, smoothing, and blending.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sand the whole chair smooth, while your doing this the colors should blendnl together at the seams creating a vintage/ ombre look.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 9
    Step 9

    This part is optional. I used chalk board paint on the back board of my chair soi can write quoteson it. If you skip this step just paint the back board like you would the reat of the chair... probably with the base colors peeping out round the edges of the back board.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use thumb tacks and a cushion pad to secure your fabric of choice to the seat board. Pull the fabric tight around the cushion and the board and secure in the back with as many tacks as neccessary.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 11
    Step 11

    Your end product should look something like this. Place the seat on chair and secure from underneath with nails, screws, or let the cushion just rest on the chair.

  • How to make a chalkboard. Re Vamp Old Chair  Ombre Style + Chalk Board Paint - Step 12
    Step 12

    Annnnnnnd you're done:)

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