This is what it looked like when I brought it home. I lightly sanded the entire chair, and then cleaned it up. When it was dry, I spray painted it with a matte finish black paint.
Much better already! I loved that the finish was chalkboard-like. I knew that I would do letters and numbers all over the parts that were wood.
I used the technique where you print out the font and size letters that you want, rub pencil all over the back, and then use a pencil to draw the pencil outline onto your object. It works great-just so you know!
Then, I used acrylic paint to paint everything in.
Things happen for a reason, right? I went back the next day and touched up some areas on the chair. I wanted to spray paint an acrylic sealer over the letters and numbers. But I didn't let the regular paint dry long enough. The sealer reacted with the paint and bubbled up in some spots. I'm so impatient!
I didn't panic. I walked away from it for a while, and decided to distress the wood. I grabbed my sandpaper and went over the edges, and where the paint reacted. I wiped it off, and put a coat of hard coat Mod Podge over the painted areas...I love the result!
Maybe I'll get extra credit if I go here!