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A Summer's Day On The Tete-A-Tete {Makeover} | The Interior Frugalista

July 16, 2014

A Summer's Day On The Tete-A-Tete {Makeover}

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DecoArt®.  I received compensation in the form of product in exchange for writing this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  When my parcel arrived with the jars of Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint I knew the second I set eyes on that gorgeous color what I was going to do with it.  It spoke outdoors and so began A Summer's Day On The Tete-A-Tete Makeover.

Tete-A-Tete Makeover using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

The color is called New Life and that's exactly what I had planned to do with it - give a piece of outdoor furniture a brand new life.  Isn't it pretty?

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in the color New Life

This tete-a-tete has been in my family for many decades and it was a fixture on the deck of the family cottage.  There were two and I was lucky enough to get one of them.  It has a lot of sentimental value because my Dad, who has since passed, built them.  

Tete-A-Tete Makeover BEFORE

I've used a few different chalk paint lines on my furniture makeovers and I have to say that the Americana Decor Chalky Finish is very comparable. Like the others it requires no prep or priming and quickly dries to a matt finish. I like that it comes in over 20 vintage intermixable colors with cute names like New Life. I was pleased with the coverage I got after the first coat.

Tete-A-Tete Makeover with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint after one coat

It's pretty thick paint and took two 8 oz jars to complete this makeover but I could have made it go much further had I added water to thin it out a bit. Because this is piece being used outdoors in direct sunlight, protecting it with wax, which is always my preference, would not be suitable. Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish is a better option for outdoor use.

Tete-A-Tete Makeover using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint AFTER

I just love how it brought this bench alive!  Here's a closer peak...

Tete-A-Tete Makeover using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint Close Up Picture After

Last Fall I purchased a few meters of striped outdoor fabric on clearance and tucked it away in my fabric bin.  What a coincidence that it was a perfect match!

Tete-A-Tete Makeover sewing outdoor cushions

I had just enough to make two cushions for the tete-a-tete and another long cushion for our headboard turned bench.

Tete-A-Tete Makeover using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint After

I can't wait for A Summer's Day On The Tete-a-Tete enjoying some sunshine, lemonade and a good book!  Don't you just love summer?

To see this and more awesome projects using DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint visit DecoArt on Pinterest or the DecoArt website.


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