DIY project: wicker chair makeover

20 Apr 2015

Are you looking for ways to inject more colour into your home? This project by Good magazine takes a simple wicker chair and pretties it up using Resene Flamingo… with striking results. Follow their lead for a simple, yet effective, chair makeover.

You will need:

Old wicker chairs with metal frames
Small paintbrush
Rough medium-sized paintbrush
500ml Resene Lumbersider (optional)
1 litre Resene Enamacryl Gloss waterborne enamel
500ml Resene Enamacryl Metallic
​500ml Resene Clearcoat UVS or Resene Aquaclear

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

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Bold, punchy colour – this is the look we're aiming for in this wicker chair makeover. 

Step 1

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Wipe chairs down with a soft cloth to remove any dust or dirt.

Step 2

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With a small brush, paint frames with Resene Enamacryl Metallic. They used Resene Silver Aluminium. They chose not to use a basecoat in order to achieve a brushed-metal effect, but for a smooth finish, undercoat first in Resene Lumbersider tinted to the recommended basecoat colour.

To protect the metallic finish, topcoat the frames in Resene Clearcoat UVS (for outdoor use) or Resene Aquaclear (for indoor use).

Step 3

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Paint wicker with Resene Enamacryl Gloss waterborne enamel. An old paintbrush works best to get between the woven strands. They chose Resene Flamingo for a burst of brightness.

Step 4

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Relax, and enjoy your new furniture with a good cup of coffee. The table is painted in Resene Seeker.

pictures Styling and photography by Sarah Heeringa.

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