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Beach Cottage Inspired Side Chair

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Beach Cottage Inspired Side Chair
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Beach Cottage Inspired Side Chair

designed by Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei

Create a cool watercolor effect on a chair perfect for a beach cottage using Chalky Finish paints.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Accessories

  • Waxing & Finishing Brush (ADB01)

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Primitive (ADC26)
  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Soft-Touch Varnish (ADM03)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • 2" flat brush
  • wooden chair


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe chair clean with a damp paper towel to remove any dust or lint.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use 2" flat brush to apply Everlasting, Vintage, and Serene, painting most of the seat.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use Escape to highlight areas on seat and legs.
  4. With waxing brush, go over the entire chair with Primitive, starting with the seat. Blend until you are happy with the way Escape, Vintage, and Serene are blended. Work paint into sides and legs. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use 2" flat brush to apply Soft-Touch Varnish, following label instructions and repeating as desired.


When blending, work quickly so the paint does not dry.

The more coats of Soft-Touch Varnish you apply, the softer the piece will look and feel.