Welcome to part three of an unintentional series, I’ve just gone a bit chalk paint crazy! Today is a dining chair I picked up at the Nashville Flea Market… in July. If you’re doing the math then yes it did sit in my garage for more than 6 months. I’m pretty well known for that. But I finally got around to sprucing this bad boy up!
So here’s the before. I actually loved the color of the wood but it was too similar to the color of our floors plus we’ve already have
too much plenty of brown going on in our house. In fact I’m trying to add more gray and white to balance it all out. But the fabric is horrid.
The seat stayed in the garage while I painted the chair but we’re actually going to talk about him first. The bottom of the seat looked like it had some water damage and I was honestly afraid of what I would find underneath the fabric. To my surprise it was velvet, in really nice condition! I left the velvet because I was really, really afraid of what would be under there. I added a new layer of batten to make sure it was extra cushy and then I took a scrap of the fabric I was using to cover up the scary water damage!
All that was left to do for the seat was cover it with the fabric I picked. It’s a twill fabric from Hobby Lobby, in white because I’m boring. I’m kidding, sort of but I didn’t find a patterned fabric I liked and I was ready to get this chair out of my garage!
For the chair I had to put wood filler in a couple of spots and wipe it down a few times to make sure it was clean but other than that, that’s all the prep work that I did!
I did two coats, and the most wonderful thing about chalk paint is that both coats can be done in one day! Once the 2nd coat was dry I took some sand paper and lightly distressed it.
This was my first time distressing something and it was actually fun and easy! Just go for it, you can’t mess it up I promise! To finish I took the chair outside and sprayed it with Polycrylic.
At first he was hanging out in our living room which is actually the purpose for which I bought him. Just so we could have another seat in there. However, he found his way into our guest room. It fit great in the corner at the end of the bed. I don’t actually anticipate anyone sitting in it but it’s there to lay clothes across or whatever a guest feels it’s purpose needs to be for them. And next to it is my beloved magazine rack! Seriously I love that thing!
And, I finally tackled a really large project that I’m super excited to share with y’all soon, until next time!
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