Monday, March 21, 2011

A French Chair

Hi All, Since many of you are new to Vintage Restyled, I thought I would share a project that I featured on my old blog, Theothergaborsister.wordpress.com.  I love this technique and have used it several times since this post.  Without further chat...

I got this chair at an auction.  It had no seat, but Hubby made me a wood one.


Following a technique that Miss Mustard Seed has perfected, I painted the whole chair with a funky blue.  It was an oops paint from HD.


I did not sand or prime it, just painted.  Next, using 80 grit sandpaper, I roughed it up a bit.


Then came a gray paint - another oops color.


I have to say, I was liking it at this stage. But, I sanded even more.  I was going for the distressed look.



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To tie it all together, I applied a stain to the entire chair, wiping it off with a paper towel as I went.





For the seat, I used 3 inch thick foam, covered in Duck cloth.


The cushion is so comfortable!





I hope you like it, as much as I do!  I believe this is a keeper for now!

Tell me what you think about this new technique.

Thanks for stopping!

XO-

7 comments:

amy said...

Glad you had a great time! Amy

Polly said...

Sounds like fun! Love the chair.....I can see why you would keep it!!

Kimm at REINVENTED said...

Oh, wow, I love that finish! Color is beautiful. Thanks for the shout-out, I enjoyed our "date" too, let's do it again sometime! :)

Amanda@House Revivals said...

Wow! Your paint technique came out perfect! And I love the seat -- great job!

Tonya said...

Great job! This turned out fabulous!

Megan said...

What a great transformation! I love love love that distressed blue!

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