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October 10, 2014

Isn’t DIY Friday just the best? I sure think so… today I’m sharing a fun and awesome twist on wedding reception chairs. Why follow the trend of adding simple Mr & Mrs signs to your chairs when you can make a huge statement and paint them! The best part is that this new, gorgeous Vintage Decor Paint from Martha Stewart Crafts requires NO prep work whatsoever, and is meant for all surfaces. Meaning you can use wood, plastic, fabric, even glass (lol!) chairs and paint them for your wedding in a jiffy. I am beyond obsessed with this idea and hope that you are too…

DIY - painted wedding reception chairs
DIY - painted wedding reception chairs

SUPPLIES:

  • any chairs you’d like
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paints
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint Brush
  • lint-free cloth
  • ribbons and flowers to decorate
DIY - painted wedding reception chairs

Since the Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor paints literally require no surface prep at all, this tutorial is super simple. Paint, let dry for at least 2 hours – then add another coat. I did two solid coats of paint on each chair and still have paint left in each bottle, so I’m recommending one bottle per chair.

DIY - painted wedding reception chairs

The chalk finish adds a beautiful velvety look that I’m absolutely in love with.

DIY - painted wedding reception chairs

Once completely dry, you can add clear wax to protect your paint and ensure years of the perfect finish. Apply with the vintage decor paints brush and wipe off excess with a lint-free cloth. Two coats is best. More info on the bottle. I used one bottle for both chairs and used up every single drop.

DIY - painted wedding reception chairs

Again, you do not need to use brand new chairs for this project – any chairs will do. Any color paint will do as well. Embellish with ribbon and flowers if you so desire.

DIY - painted wedding reception chairs
12 Months of Martha

Add a little something extra special to your event by painting chairs for you and your fiancĂ© that will serve as a beautiful reminder of your special day long after it’s over.

DIY - painted wedding reception chairs

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint in Ivory, Beetle Black and Clear Wax, and Vintage Decor Paint Brush: Courtesy of the Editors at Martha Stewart Living // unfinished wooden chairs: Hails Family Unfinished Furniture // dress: courtesy of Justin Alexander #8635 // ribbons and faux flowers: Michaels // nail polish: Essie – Mint Candy Apple


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