Published at Saturday, August 25th 2018, 07:04:52 AM. Kitchen. By Hansine Pedersen.
Tuscan kitchens are often accented by elegant designs, like an ornate wood range hood over a stove, or handmade tiles to provide an Old World look to a backsplash. Copper fixtures, distressed stone and wood floors are common in Tuscan kitchen designs. Add decorative vases of bright sunflowers to countertops to give the room a natural spot of color. While the overall feeling of a Tuscan kitchen should be family-friendly, the room should feel grand upon entering.
If you need ideas on how to update your kitchen chairs, think outside the box. Scroll through Pinterest to get some ideas on colors, decorative finishes or other creative touches. If you just want to paint your chairs, consider using a bold color that will really shine in your kitchen. Try bright yellow for a cheerful set of chairs or consider a striking cobalt for a more sophisticated look. Emerald green, turquoise and coral are other fun shades to consider. If you want to get even more creative, use a different shade of one color to create an ombre effect with your chairs. Or mix and match a bunch of pastels including yellow, mint, blue and pink.
When it's time to paint, make sure to prime your walls to prepare them for the new paint you've selected. And make sure you′re using the same type of paint that′s already on your kitchen walls. If you try to paint latex paint on top of oil-based paints, the paint will peel and chip. It‵s best to use the same paint that‵s already on your walls.
After you‵ve finished sanding, make sure to prime your chairs. Many people choose to skip this step, but you shouldn‵t. Priming will ensure your chairs have a beautiful, clean finish. Once the primer is completely dry, you can begin painting your chairs. Remember to go with the grain of the wood and use consistent strokes with your paintbrush or roller. Let the paint dry in-between coats, and make sure to seal the chair with a layer of polyurethane. This final step will protect your chairs from inevitable kitchen spills and general wear and tear, and it will also give them a glossy, even finish.