Sometimes simple really is best. Sometimes, I forget that and then a piece sits for awhile before it sells. Happily, I remembered that rule with this chair makeover.
Don't get me wrong, I love bright and pattern and a little out of the box most of the time. But, I sell what I create. Simple sells. Simple is versatile and fits into a variety of home decor schemes--and important aspect to keep in mind if you sell what you make.
This chair started out like this--lovely vinyl seat!
I painted it in old ochre from Annie Sloan first. I always start to paint a chair upside down.
I then painted a thin coat of French linen over the top. I sanded with 150 grit sand paper.
I recovered the seat in 2 layers (because it is thin) of muslin and then measured and taped off some stripes.
I painted these with the French linen chalk paint.
The pictures hanging above the chair are some thrift store adoptees--I can't leave them all alone in the stores. I hot glued them to a piece of burlap ribbon.
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