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Jonathan Marc Mendes leather-look chair
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Jonathan Marc Mendes leather-look chair

Painter in Residence Jonathon Marc Mendes created a realistic, leather look on this red fabric chair simply by using Chalk Paint® paint and waxes. He started with a coat of Arles, which he diluted with water until he attained a consistency like thin milk. He then gradually added Primer Red to the mix, working in layers until the paint cracked. Once this was dry, he painted on the lettering and numbers using Graphite. Finally, he applied a coat of Clear and then Dark Chalk Paint® Wax, concentrating the dark wax around the edges to create an authentic, worn-leather effect.

To see a picture of the chair before the transformation, take a look at the Annie Sloan blog.

Want to try this at home? Get started by watching Annie's tutorial on painting fabric with Chalk Paint® here.

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