“Curb” Chair, French Flair!

My chair had humble beginnings.  Thankfully, there’s more to the story.  It’s not so humble anymore, is it?

Chair Update with French Flare @ CurtainQueenCreates.com

You may remember me telling you the origin of the Fabby Shabby Telephone Table I painted a while back.

Telephone Cabinet Complete

At the curb, along with the telephone table, there was a chair that my friend rescued for me.  I re-covered the seat cushion and placed the chair in our kitchen after moving to The Land of Making Do.

You’ve seen it many times before.  Maybe you noticed it in Welcome to Our Christmas Home.

Christmas Buffet

With detailed carvings, I thought it would look nice painted like this chair on the cover of Annie Sloan’s book, Creating the French Look.

Creating the French Look by Annie Sloan

You must know how much I enjoy this book, since I refer to it in many posts.  Not only inspiring pictures fill the pages, but it also has loads of detailed information about painting techniques and French style in general.

When I found this print at Brick House Fabrics, I could visualize it perfectly for the updated curb chair.

Brick House Fabric

This French laundry Provence tea fabric comes in 24″ sections (a full repeat), with two document prints side by side on the 59-1/2″ width.

Covering Cushion

I painted one heavy coating of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue and then aged it with sandpaper.  (In the kitchen again, of course.  HH loves when I do that.  Not.)

Annie Sloan Napolian Blue Paint

I painted one top coat in ASCP French Linen – a little heavier than a dry brush technique, with hints of blue showing through.

ASCP French Linen

The chair in the book has grey as the top color, but I only have (and love!) French Linen.  I sanded and distressed a little more, then rubbed Annie Sloan clear wax all over the chair.

Adding Wax

I thought we might make better use of the chair upstairs, where changes are in the works.

Chair in Bedroom

This room will be known as the blue room (mostly navy and white), and it’s not complete yet.  Maybe the chair would do well at keeping piano man company.

Piano Man

After a few days, I brought it back down to the kitchen.  I couldn’t get used to the blank space beside the buffet.

New Chair in Kitchen

I can always take the chair back upstairs when the blue room is closer to completion.

Maybe.  Maybe not.

Don’t you love being a woman?  We’re allowed to change our minds, and often.  It’s expected,  so go with it!

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    • says

      Wouldn’t that be fun to do together? I’d love a day of all types of painting projects with you! 🙂 (I’d be practicing pumpkins on everything!)

  1. Sheryll & Critters. says

    Gosh it is really gorgeous. I was all set for the blue, blue, blue, but the added dimensions are the tops!