This was a fun project in which fifteen artists were given a handcrafted chair from Alamos to paint as they wished. The finished chairs were displayed at Scottsdale’s Legacy Gallery in downtown Scottsdale to be auctioned off during the Fiesta Bowl to benefit Scottsdale Sister Cities fundraiser to help with exchange students costs and traveling fees.
I have always enjoyed painting furniture. I view each piece as a blank 3-D canvas. Painted furniture if done properly will last a lifetime and will make a nice heirloom for both family and clients. It is also a good way to bring new life to old out dated pieces.
Step 1. Use wood filler to fill in any inperfections. Sand filler when dry, then wipe dust with tack cloth.
Step 2. Prime & sand off any bumps or brush strokes, use tack cloth again.
Step 3. Using charcoal pencil draw subject matter.
Step 4. Begin painting. On this project I used acrylic paints. Latex house paint can also be used, or a combination of both.
Step 5. Complete painting, and apply at least 2 coats of semi-gloss Polycrylic protective coating.
Here is the step by step progression of the Tumacacori Mission painted chair.