Finding furniture pieces that are in almost-perfect condition actually makes me feel a little guilty. Guilty because I paint everything. It’s just what I do. I love adding color and the way it feels when it’s finished – like I just scrubbed it with soap – CLEAN & NEW.
The wood side chairs I found last week didn’t have a knick, a crack, or a tear. They are solid and comfortable. Of course I felt a little guilty for painting them; but they did have one downfall… they were stained brown – not a nice walnut – a dark, out-dated brown.
So I removed the seats and reupholstered them using a tablecloth that resembled a grain sack. The 108-inch tablecloth was only $19.99 from HomeGoods and I had enough of it left to make three long table runners.
Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old Ochre was the perfect choice for these chairs – mainly because of the ‘no sanding required’. The Chalk Paint adheres really well even to polyurethaned finishes.
After the second coat, I decided the chairs needed some depth, so I proceeded to lightly distress them just along the edges.
What seems to be a rather plain chair, actually has subtle curves to the back, arms and legs.
The rounded back and curved slats conform to your body – making them very comfortable.
These chairs are for sale in my Shop.
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