My husband purchased this dining room set years ago. I needed to fix the back of the chairs and upholster the cushions. I had the dinner table and chair in my sun room all these years. I thought it was time to put my hands to work.
Chair before. This chair was to plain for my taste. I wanted a carved wood look for a romantic chic decor.
After repairing the back of the chairs, I used All-Purpose Compound to make the appliques. Using my cake decorator kit, I made the roses and leaf on the frame of the chair. Everybody asks me if this furniture applique is durable; I say yes, but it's really important to seal the compound with a primer, then paint the furniture.. I've decorated many of my furniture with this technique. Buying furniture applique is out of my budget. I came up with this idea and it's working for me.
I think that the applique gives a romantic chic to these chairs.
After the applique are dry, I use a primer, and then I mix acrylic paint to match the color of the wood on the chair. Then I use a white-wash technique to match the chairs to the dinner table. To protect the white-wash technique it's important to seal the finish with a clear satin Polyurethane.
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