Thursday, February 18, 2010

Painting Resin Furniture

Go for it!

These chairs started out as this:

But, my customer was not happy with the color, they were too pink and they didn't match her decor.

So, I found a paint that matched the wall paper, kind of a dark peachy apricot. This color is called terra cotta.

I painted the chairs, with a wee tiny brush.

But, they didn't have enough detailing to them. So, with a drop of black paint (literally a drop, a little goes a long way with black paint) added to the original color.
I then went in all of the creases to detail. It looks more contrasty in the pictures than it does in real life. My camera seems to be a magnifying glass. ;)

And there you go, chairs with a whole new look to match the decor!

If you liked this post, you might enjoy this one as well, click here.

So, if you've got some resin furniture and aren't quite happy with the look or color, get some acrylic paint, a tiny brush and a steady hand and go.

Have fun! :)


  1. So much improved! I am wanting to know how to make resin molds myself, speaking of resin. So many big plans---so little danged time! Thanks for sharing this!


  2. Great job Dale, the chairs are lovely and look much more real now!

  3. Thanks, Peach, why don't you start a query in the clubhouse?

    Thanks, Helene. :)

  4. Hi Dale!

    I shared about my ADORABLE cabinet on my blog today.

    Thank you so much - love it - and thank you for the hearts.... I will share those later too. ;-)


  5. Kim, sweet! Thank you so much. :)

    I'm having trouble getting my computer to load your blogspot. :(

    I hope I get that resolved very soon!!!

  6. Hello Dale:) Regarding the champagne corks:) Responding form my blog. Thank for great input:)

    Dale..that is so funny. I diden't know about this at all. I love it:)
    Why dont you post some pictures of the beer metal parts on your blog? I would love to see them:)

  7. They look fabulous. I think you chose the perfect palette. That is so important in miniature.


  8. Hi Christel, yes, I will do that as soon as I can. :)

    Thanks, Diane. :)

  9. I am reading your posts backward. I love the new paint colour you chose. Fabulous job.

  10. (((Sans))) it will look best, when it is in it's home.

    Thank you. :)


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