Do you have wicker pieces that you’d love to update?
Did you know you could paint wicker? After our Christmas Home Tour I had lots of questions about how I painted my wicker chair so I thought I would share how easy it is.
I had this rocker but hated the orange wicker colour. I wanted a lighter colour.
Mr FPM surprised me and painted it for me. He wiped it off (honestly just a quick clean) He didn’t take pictures of his painting (he forgot we like to blog about these things!) He used a chalk-style paint – FAT Paint in Gull gray which I love, it is a light light light soft gray.
I had started to paint it with my Cling On Brush but ran out of time so he decided to spray it. Wicker can be a bit time-consuming to paint, not horrible, you just need to make sure you get your brush in all the bits and edges, smooshing it around. However using our HomeRight Finish Max Fine Sprayer he had the first coat on in minutes. He added a super small amount of water to thin out the chalk style FAT Paint. Because it dries so quick, he was able to flip it and get the second coat done likety split too.
The best part was this was done in about an hour including dry time! Oh, and clean-up was SUPER fast. We are big fans of this sprayer. I almost always brush furniture, I enjoy brushing while I paint, but sometimes…sometimes…wow…a nice spray finish is just the thing you want!!
I used FAT Paint Clear Furniture wax to top coat it for protection, you could also use clear furniture Wax, I used a wax brush to brush in and wiping off the excess. Easy peasy.
What do you think about the finished product? Personally I love how it lightens up a corner of the room without having to buy anything new!
And for those asking about that super adorable pillow – that was painted by my sweet friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush. Sadly this exact design isn’t available anymore, but you can find a similar style by her on Society6 – here. You are ordering from the US, but there are no hidden fees and shipping is quick and easy. Lucy is a great friend and fellow Canadian so I love supporting her!
What do you think? Do you like the painted wicker look?
Thanks for popping in!