Authentically Chippy Distressed Adirondack Chair with Fusion Mineral Paint


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Who doesn't like the look of a chippy white picket fence?  My project today with Fusion Mineral Paint features one of my patio Adirondack chairs painted in "Casement" white.  Casement is a warm white, but not too creamy.  My wet distressing technique on the chair's slats reminds me of a chippy white picket fence!


Here is a "before" photo of my Adirondack chairs.  I have had these white cedar chairs for about 15 years.  They have been stained with a caramel colored exterior stain. 

I was sent some Fusion Mineral Paint to try but all opinions will be my own!


The Adirondacks are well protected on my covered patio.  I considered using Ultra Grip from Fusion Mineral Paints before painting, to get the best adhesion over the stain, but decided I wanted a distressed finish.  Fusion Mineral Paint covers quite well in just one coat, and seldom requires any prep. One coat wasn't quite enough, so I applied a second coat of paint after about two hours of drying time.

I let the chairs dry overnight before distressing due to high humidity and rainy weather.  In the past, I have distressed the paint shortly after the paint dried with very good results.  

I like the wet distressing method with Fusion Mineral Paints.  For light distressing, I simply rub a wet terry cloth rag over the edges of the piece, but for these heavier, chippy distressed edges, I used a square piece of a Dawn Scouring Pad.  I wet the pad, and rubbed it down the slat or board edges to start the jagged distressing line.  After the line has been started with the scouring pad, many times a wet terry rag will continue the line all the way across.  I like this technique because the paint looks like it has been chipped off and not sanded off.


The distressing is somewhat uneven, with some edges more heavily distressed than others.  

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I love white painted furniture!  Neutral pillows OR cushions or bright colors work too!

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51 comments:

  1. Lovely makeover. The chair really comes to live in white. And I must try that wet distress technique, it is new to me, but it looks great.

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  2. Beautiful! Looks like chairs from the East Coast, not Northern Minnesota!

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  3. I visited the Fusion Minerals page, what a great array of color shades to work with! I have several pieces similar to what is shown, and I love the way they show the color in the muffin pans. I do need to paint a small half-circle side table and a padded bench, soon. I do like the wet distress look too, different than the plain sanded look. By the way, I also have 2 of those 20 gallon Red Wing crocks shown with your beautiful chairs

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  4. Great minds think alike, Carlene :) I love how your chairs turned out!

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  5. I am so ready to come sit on your porch!

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  6. Love your chairs--I have a set of vintage wooden deck chairs that need painted. I am thinking they would look good in Casement White, just like yours! I will definitely be trying your distressing technique too! Would love to win this giveway!

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  7. I adore this treatment so much! I've never seen it have a chipped effect like that before, I'm going to try it!

    Love those chairs in white, what a dramatic difference!

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  8. inglenook, following fusion paing and organized clutter on IG

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  9. This distressing treatment is fantastic! I love how it turned out. I'm definitely grabbing some scouring pads and trying it!

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  10. I have an older porch bench that needs some updating and Fusion paint would be perfect-love your chippy look and I am going to try it on this bench should I win! (And even if I don't I'm still going to try it on the bench-lol!) Haven't seen the scouring pads so those are now on the grocery list too-thank you.

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  11. How pretty! I love what you did with your Adirondack chairs! I'm trying to think what project I might like to paint with it -- maybe a storage piece we're having made for the foot of our bed.

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  12. I would love to try Fort York Red on a dresser I have in the garage waiting for paint.
    flgirl1987 AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. I love the look you achieved with that distressing method! I have a new adirondack chair coming my way in a few days and now I'm thinking I might have to try this technique on it!

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  14. love the Homestead Blue. Would look great on a bench I have on my porch.

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  15. I would like to paint my kitchen table either Prairie Sunset or Fort York Red.

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  16. I follow Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram with the name nananurse60.

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  17. I follow Organized Clutter on Instagram with the name nananurse60.

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  18. I would love to paint an old record chest with the paint.

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  19. I love the following Fusion Mineral Paint colours: sterling, champness and renefrew blue.

    nancy at buckscottageservices@yahoo.ca

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  20. I love the following Fusion Mineral Paint colours: Sterling, Champness and Frefrew Blue.

    nancy at buckscottageservices@yahoo.ca

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  21. Upper Canada Green is my favorite color, and I have an old wooden shelf that would look great in that color!

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  22. I follow Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram as msmisk.

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  23. I follow Organized Clutter on Instagram as msmisk.

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  24. I'd like to try Limestone on a secretary I recently bought at a garage sale

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  25. Carlene, I love how your chair turned out. And I really like how you gave it a chippy look. I can't wait to try it.
    Like you, I'd paint my Adirondack chairs but with Fork York Red or Prairie Sunset!
    I'm following Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram as ctwin1b.
    I'm following Organized Clutter also as ctwin1b.

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  26. I have several projects that need a little redo. I would pick either casement, coal black or champness for what I have in mind.

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  27. That turned out great Carlene! I could tell right away they are a Canadian company with some of those names. So many great colours, but I love the Upper Canada Green.

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  28. I would love to paint my bedside table prairie sunset

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  29. I have a bench that needs repainted and I would like to try the buttermilk cream.
    I love your chair makeover, so much brighter. Love it!

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  30. I'm following Fusion, downsprigglane. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  31. Already following you on instagram because you are awesome!! downsprigglane.
    Thanks again for a chance to win!!

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  32. Looks beautiful and I just love that pillow too!

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  33. The Fusion Mineral Paint website is as beautiful as the projects that feature. It makes me want to repaint everything in my home. But the project that most needs help is an old wooden gate that I've donated to our local library. It will be used in the renovation of the library's entrance, which includes salvaged garden items. The gate will be a backdrop for our rose bush with the most beautiful blooms. This project would make a great promo for Fusion's paints to be used in a community project!

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  34. That's gorgeous! And I spy a crock table!!! Genius. I love crocks. Now I need some adirondack chairs ;)
    Hugs, Jamie

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  35. I'd like to try Bedford on a beat up cedar chest that needs a fresh make-over.

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  36. I would paint my night stand with their Ash paint
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

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  37. I also follow Fusion paint on instagram; https://instagram.com/ginette4/
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

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  38. I want to try Upper Canada Green on a high chair I have in my breakfast nook--I LOVE that color!

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  39. I'm following Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram as "barbararoy21".

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  40. barbararoy21 is following Organized Clutter on Instagram.

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  41. The project that I would love to paint with Fusion Paint is my front door! I've already done my cedar chest and a couple of tables, but when I found out Fusion was durable enough for exterior doors, I got so excited! I'm going to use Coal Black. I'm nervous and excited!!

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  42. Following Fusion Mineral Paint on Instagram. Handle; sweet_emotion.

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  43. Following Organized Clutter on Instagram. Handle: sweet_emotion.

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  44. What a great updated look for the chairs!!! Upper Canada green speaks to my Canadian side! I would paint a primitive style vintage china cabinet with it!

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  45. Am a follower of Fusion on Instagram. patinaparadise

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  46. Have always loved your work. Now a follower on Instagram. patinaparadise

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  47. Love your work and now am a follower on Instagram. patinaparadise

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  48. I follow Fusion Mineral on Instagram and I am llaskey1117

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  49. I follow Organized Clutter on instagram and I am llaskey1117

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  50. I like Casement and Upper Canada Green. What great paint!
    Following Organized Clutter and Fushion on Instagram......under the name bugmom2
    I would sure love to win.

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