Thursday, June 30, 2016

French Bistro Chairs and Salt Wash


It is time for another furniture makeover! 
 Coastal Inspiration is the theme for this  month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and our generous sponsor is Saltwash™. 



This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.  I was given Saltwash product to complete a project for this contest.


Saltwash™ is a powder that can be added to any kind of brand or type of paint. It is made with real sea salt which helps your paint to dry more quickly. On a piece of furniture you can achieve a finish that is weathered and worn as if it has been in the bright sun and salt air for a very long time.

I had the perfect project in mind for Salt Wash! 

Awhile ago a friend of mine asked if I wanted some rusty old French Bistro chairs that she had.  She had them in her yard and the wood was broken and rotted and she did not feel like fixing them.  I of course said "yes" and fell in love with the crusty rusty look.  
Before:


After removing the old wood I had great rusty crusty metal frames.  



I went to my local lumber store and bought floor baseboards and cut them to the right size for the chairs.  The reason I used baseboards was because one edge is already sanded to a curved shape and does not have a sharp edge. 
I followed the directions included in the package; add powder to any type of paint (I added it to white chalk paint). Mix to the consistency of cake icing, then apply the thickened paint to the furniture.  

Once it dries to a tacky, nearly dry texture, gently smooth the peaks with a brush. When the first color is dry, apply the second color.
(custom aqua color in home-made chalk paint )

The next step was to scrape the boards with a scraper and let the chippy, crusty goodness appear!  

My last steps were to seal and add a bit more patina with dark wax/linseed oil and then attached the boards to the rusty chair frames with bolts and nuts. 



I love the layers of crustiness! 



Chippy Layers!
















Salt Wash  is so much fun to use and I used it on a few other projects as well!  Try it yourselves!  

Please visit this month’s hosts, Thirty Eighth Street and 58 Water Street to find more projects featuring the Saltwash™ 

The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you are an active, furniture flippin’ blogger, and you’d like to participate in future contests, we’d love to have you! 
Please contact us at info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com to find out how!


Linking up with:
thirtyeighthstreet
niftythriftythings

findingsilverpennies
stonegableblog


42 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your makeover. Those chairs looks amazing!

    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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    1. Thank you Vicki and Jenn-loved yours too!

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  2. oh i love how these turned out! beautiful!

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  3. Those look absolutely amazing! What a cool product! Those chairs truly look like they have authentically aged.

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love how they turned out!

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  4. I totally LOVE how these chairs turned out! I've never heard of Saltwash before, but I'm going to have to try it. I actually have an old chair in my front yard that would look darling painted like this. I think I'll go with turquoise, too! Thanks so much for the inspiration:)

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    1. Thank you Laura-you will love salt wash!

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  5. This is perfect. It looks fabulous with the rusty frame. Dare I repeat myself? Perfect.

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    1. Thank you Debra-I love the salt wash with the rust!

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  6. Incrediable transformation - OK you've convinced me to try the product,
    xo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I think you will love Saltwash!

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  7. Those are so dang cute! And you've inspired me to use the Saltwash on my Adirondack chair.

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    1. Thank you Karen-you will love it on your chair!

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  8. Chippy Perfection. I am going to try this on my next chippy piece. Beautiful.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-you should try it for sure!

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  9. They really look authentic. Love that shade of aqua.

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    1. Thank you Mary-I love the aqua color too!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Darrielle -- your chairs are so cute! You mixed up the perfect color to paint them. I hated to miss this month's competition, but I'll definitely be trying Saltwash at some point. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-I am loving the color too and you will love Saltwash!

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  11. I'm in love with all the chippy perfection! Those look like amazingly authentic beach chairs!

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    1. Thank you Carrie-chippy goodness for sure!

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  12. I'm falling in love with that salt wash product more and more with each and every one of the furniture projects shared in this group. Your beachy chairs look fabulous, Suzanne! 😍

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    1. Darrielle, not Suzanne! Sorry, I'm blind as a bat when I use my phone rather than laptop😊

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    2. Thank you Marie-Saltwash is a great product!

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  13. I'm totally intrigued with Saltwash and this pretty much convinced me to try it! You nailed the weathered look on these chairs. I love them! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Rachel-I think you will love it and I am glad I could inspire!

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  14. I'm totally intrigued with Saltwash and this pretty much convinced me to try it! You nailed the weathered look on these chairs. I love them! Great job!

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  15. Oh Darrielle! These chairs were the perfect candidate for Saltwash and your technique looks so authentic! Definitely a Pinworthy post for future reference. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Robin-I love the aged look of the chairs too!

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  16. You worked wonders here. I love the 'new' chairs.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia-I love the "new" chairs too!

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  17. Wow talk about hitting the vintage look spot on, Adore this finish paired with the rusty metal! Looks like this set was pulled off a beachside porch where it sat for 10 years. Talk about an Faux authentic look, this one nails it! Superb job!

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I am glad I pulled the old weathered look off!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-loving the chippy chunkiness

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  19. Love that FINISH!!! Beautiful job!
    XO Barbara

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  20. Oh, my! I didn't know there is such a thing as a Saltwash product to help revamp old, rusty furniture. I love how you revamped those old bistro chairs and reuse them again as a beautiful decor!

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  21. It's like the paint was made for those chairs! Those chairs are sweet and I'm loving that color and texture.

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