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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Makeover to “Chair-ish”

This was a new experience and fun project that I worked on earlier this year.  It was my first attempt at using a stencil on fabric with chalk paint and I think it really turned out great! 

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Of course I forgot to take a before picture of the exact chair, but I had another chair that was just like it without arms.  I bought the trio (two chairs and a loveseat) for a really great price and have been waiting for inspiration.  They were all in pretty bad shape with the veneer all chipping off on the detail in the backs (the chair below was in the worst condition).  The chair with arms was the sturdiest and needed the least tlc, so I chose it .
painted chair 4
I used magic Annie Sloan chalk paint and just painted the whole thing – fabric, trim and all.  I mixed several colors together to get these nice calm green and blue colors (old white, louis blue, antibes green, and provence).  I painted the fabric a little different shade of blue to highlight it.  Then I stenciled with old white and didn’t try to be perfect about it, just dabbed the fabric where I could, and went back over any obvious blank spots.  Perfectionists be ware of this type of painting…it will drive you crazy!  It won’t be perfect, but that’s the thing of it – it’s not supposed to be, at least with my stuff.  This way no one knows if you did it on purpose or if it was an accident! Smile  To finish it, I waxed the whole thing – fabric and all.painted chair 2painted chair 3painted chair
I wish I had taken better pictures.  I was in a rush and before I could get back to my booth to take more, it had sold!  Yay, but boo for the blog…Hope you get the idea though.
painted chair 2

Sorry about the lack of pictures on this one!  And as always, thanks for taking time to check out my blog!


  1. It looks SO lovely! What a great color choice!

  2. I love your chair. Recently I tried a mixture of Antibes, Old White, and Louis Blue, which I liked a lot. The addition of Provance is lovely. I'm a new blogger and I invite you to visit

  3. i'm in love with the chair! bravo!

    hope you'll stop by to see what i'm making & baking. hints: stenciled wall & boozy.

    smiles to you.



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