Distressed Paisley Chair

Hey y’all! This is my first chair makeover. This is one of three chairs that I picked up for FREE on Craigslist, gotta love CL. Unfortunately, I couldn’t decide what to do with em’ , and so they sat in the garage forevvver. Then it occurred to me that I didn’t have to make a final decision, I could keep my options open by just tackling one, and see if I like it.

Liking a lot of different styles can make it hard to make a decor decision sometimes… do y’all have that problem? Finally motivated to get moving, here is where I started:

A little dirty and beat up… but cuteGreat detailsNice legsShe had a few “dings” and I hate to sand, so out came the homemade chalk paint. Don’t get me wrong, I love Annie’s chalk paint, but since I have a budget I make my own and you can too. You can get the recipe HERE.
After removing the seat and tightening up all the screws, I brushed on the first coat.Needs more cleaningScrews tightenedWhile the chair dries, I worked on the new seat. Recently I found a curtain, and the fabric was just what I was looking for: bright, bold, and durable (the lining makes it heavier). The cushion was left over from another project, so I just cut it to fit and secured it with spray adhesive, like this:Love this fabricCushion cutI used the seat as a template and cut the fabric leaving a six inch border. There was quite a bit of extra fabric to cut off, but too much is better than not enough, right? To finish off the seat I stapled each side in the middle, pulling tight, and working out to the corners.

Once the seat was finished I got back to the chair. Usually I just distress pieces a little bit, but on this project I wanted to try a more distressed look. I sanded, sanded some more and then finished up with a coat of wax.The only step left, put her together and take her picture! Here she is… “Paisley Love”.Tell me what you think. I really do love hearing from all of you! One down, two to go, so give your input on the other two, same? different? change this one? Just share!

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