Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Whimsical Makeover: The Twin Chairs

I love chairs... until it's time to paint. I should write that down somewhere. 

I am drawn to chairs.

I love to play with fabric.

I love to use my staple gun. 

I hate to actually paint them. So many curves and tight spaces. Ugh!

However, they always look beautifully put together when finished.

Here is my most recent chair makeover:

Before: These chairs are beautifully carved with great construction. However, the wood needed to be painted and the fabric and batting replaced. 


After: 


I used a paint technique that I am not very comfortable with yet. I chose to paint these chairs with Chalk Paint® in Graphite. After and initial clear wax coat,  I covered these in a French Linen wash and finished with an additional coat of clear wax.


I got very nervous while I was "washing" the chair. I wasn't sure if it was going to turn out the way I wanted. However, once all of the steps were complete, they look fabulous! A very different look for me and I like it!



This is definitely a technique that I enjoy and will continue to practice. 

A million thanks to my favorite Stockist, Christie Carter of Carter's Cottage. She talked me off of the ledge when I wasn't sure if they were going to turn out as I had planned.

I always purchase my Chalk Paint® at Carter's Cottage in Dekalb, Illinois.


4 comments:

  1. OOO, I do love your pretty chair..what a great job you did on them.
    Over from Mod Vintage.

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  2. Those look awesome!! What a great job! Happy new week! xo Holly

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  3. Love your chairs!! Especially the fabric, Where did you find such a great pattern?!?!?

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  4. You did a fantastic job....love them!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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