DIY Patina Chair
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DIY Patina Chair

Recycle old furniture by giving it a creative paint job! Crackle medium and unique color combinations add pop to a once lifeless piece!

Design courtesy of Michaels Design Team

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: Yes
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Material List

  • Old Wood Chair
  • Acrylic Paint:
  • Turquoise
  • Lime
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Red
  • DecoArtĀ® One Step Crackle
  • Paintbrush, Flat
  • Paintbrush, Liner
  • Paint Extender
  • Foam Spouncer
  • Paper Towels

Project Instructions

Generously paint chair with turquoise paint, leaving spaces. Add lime in open spaces. Let dry.

Brush on one step crackle medium. Let dry.

Mix extender into brown paint and rub into cracks. Wipe off.

Rub red around edges with finger. Let dry.

Paint design as desired.

Outline design with liner brush. Let dry.


When using one step crackle remember the thinner the layer, the thinner the cracks.