My chair had humble beginnings. Thankfully, there’s more to the story. It’s not so humble anymore, is it?
You may remember me telling you the origin of the Fabby Shabby Telephone Table I painted a while back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
I painted one top coat in ASCP French Linen – a little heavier than a dry brush technique, with hints of blue showing through.
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.
I thought we might make better use of the chair upstairs, where changes are in the works.
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.
After a few days, I brought it back down to the kitchen. I couldn’t get used to the blank space beside the buffet.
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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Do you love to paint furniture? Isn’t it fun to try something new – a new technique for a unique look?
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