Shabby chic office chairs are the perfect addition to any home office. If you love vintage home décor, beach home décor, or shabby chic home décor, then you will love this office desk chair remodel project.
Shabby chic paint treatments are a super easy and affordable way to update those Office Chairs. Creating Shabby Chic Office Chairs is an easy kitchen update project that can be accomplished in one weekend.
To start this Shabby Chic Office Chairs Paint Technique project you will need to spend at least one weekend, but maybe a little more time.
Any laminate or cheap wood Kitchen Office Chairs are perfect for this Shabby Chic Paint Technique.
Here is a list of supplies you will need to start making these Shabby Chic Office Chairs:
Paint (2 colors: white and either sand or tan)
Roller paint brushes
A variety of 2″, 3″, or 4″ paintbrushes
Kitchen Counter Tops
Now, start sanding the surface of your plain wood or plastic Office Chairs. Once you have the surface lightly sanded, you should wipe off the dust with a clean dry clothe. An old white t-shirt will work perfectly here.
Now, you are ready to put a coat of primer. If you are using a cheap wood Office Chairs this is a very important step. Your Shabby Chic Paint Technique will not stick to your Office Chairs surface if you don’t sand and then prime your surface. Use a spray primer for a smooth finish.
If you want a rough more rustic Shabby Chic Office Chairs try putting the primer on with one of the 4″ brushes. This will give texture and create the look of real wood. If you prefer the smoother look you can roll the paint on with any type of paint roller. A foam roller will create the smoothest surface.
Allow your primer to dry completely.
Put on a coat of your base paint. This is either a sand color or tan color. You could do a yellowish tan. This paint should not be the actual color you want your desk to end up, but the color you want to show through when you finish the Shabby Chic Office Chairs.
Now you are ready to paint your surface with the real color you wish it to be. I always recommend painting a white or antique white color for true Shabby Chic Office Chairs. If you want, you could paint a pattern of diamonds on the counters as well.
Don’t be scared to choose a bright white because the Shabby Chic Office Chairs Paint Technique process will tone down the appearance of the stark white considerably if you want.
Once your white shabby chic Office Chair color has dried you are ready to start roughing it up. Start by using the sand paper to rough up edges and other areas that would typically be used over time.
Once you have finished sanding the Office Chair surface wipe the surface down with a clean dry cloth. That old white t-shirt will work well here again. You can stop at this point, but if you want to go the extra mile you can use a mixture of ½ wood stain and ½ glaze to darken your piece. This darkening will mimic years of dirt and the aging process. If you use an antique white you do not have to do this.
Start by mixing you paint and glaze in a plastic container. Use a white rag or another old t-shirt to rub the stain onto the Office Chairs.
You can do this process until you achieve the Shabby Chic Office Chairs look you want for your vintage home office or art studio.
Now, let the counters dry and paint on at minimum three coats of an oil-based polyurethane. This will make your shabby chic Office Chairs waterproof.