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Brighten Up Your Kitchen With Color!

Posted on August 27,2015

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s the place where family and friends gather to make conversations as they await meal time. This necessitates the need to give this room a design that pops – something that will draw everyone to the kitchen. Something that will make the kitchen pop and everyone one who walks into it feel welcome. And what better way to achieve all the above than with color? Paint is the one tool that can work miracles on your kitchen walls, but it works better when used on kitchen chairs.

Are your kitchen chairs outdated? Are they boring? Probably dull? Rather than rush to the store to get new ones, consider giving them a fresh coat of paint. It may take a while to complete the project, but the end results and the fact that they are cheaper than purchasing new ones makes it all worth the time.

Before painting

Before you can begin painting your outdated kitchen chairs, there are a few things you need to first. For starters, any fabric or cushions on the chair should be removed. This will prevent them from getting messed up by paint. It also makes the task at hand easier. If you can’t remove them, cover them with plastic.

Afterwards, sand down the chair using coarse-grit sandpaper. This will help create a surface that the paint can adhere to effectively. The next step is to prime all the chairs. And while many homeowners tend to skip this step, it doesn’t mean that’s not significant. The difference between chairs that are primed and those that aren’t is that the ones that are primed have smoother, cleaner finish. Once you have primed your chairs, leave them for a while to dry.

Painting kitchen chairs

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Once the primer is dry, you can begin painting the chairs. The most important thing to remember is that you need to go with the grain of the wood. In addition, use consistent strokes when painting to avoid a messy paint job. You may use as many paint coats as you want to as long as the layers don’t end up looking ‘bulky.’ Also, allow enough time between coats for the paint to dry. Once you are done, seal the paint with polyurethane. The sealer serves to protect wood chairs from wear and tear due to spills and continued use. It also gives furniture a smooth, glossy finish.

It’s all about creativity and imagination

The trick to giving your kitchen chairs the update you are looking for lies in thinking outside the box. To get started, log on to Pinterest and scroll through the photos to get an idea on the colors, creative or decorative touches you can use on your chairs. If you are just interested in changing the color of your kitchen chairs, bold colors is the way to go. Exciting colors you can consider include shades of yellow, green, blue, turquoise and coral. Better yet, get creative and use more than one shade of color on different chairs. Whichever you go for, make sure it matches with the style and design of the rest of the kitchen.

A design trend that has been rocking in kitchens for a while is one where chairs are made to look like they were dipped in paint. To achieve the look, you can just paint the entire chair except the upper half of the backrest of the chair. You can reverse it and leave the bottom half of the legs unpainted. Chalkboard paint can also work miracles with wood kitchen chairs in Toronto. Whatever color you decide on, you’ll be surprised at the dramatic effect it will have on your chairs!