Happy POWW!!! I have a fun little chair makeover for you today! A couple of years ago I picked up a few of these chairs for free from craigslist. As you can see, the caning was torn on a couple of them...
A year or maybe two ago, my dad helped me cut out some new thick plywood seats for the chairs so I could cover them. Since I only have 3 of these chars I am not keeping them as a set and plan to do each differently. My assistant helped me add batting and fabric to one wooden seat- we stapled it on. Here is my assistant, holding the newly cushioned seat.
CeCe Caldwell's from my good friends Julie and Sharon, aka the Vintage Shabby Chicks. You can click here to see what the ladies say about the paint, but when I heard it was made in America, low VOC and packaged in recycled containers, and can be used without much prep or without sanding I knew I had to try it so I ordered some! I love buying products that are eco-friendly and socially responsible as well. I ordered Seattle Mist which is a gorgeous gray and decided to test it on the chair. (Because I do NOT like sanding chairs, as I mentioned last week!)
So I did not sand and merely wiped the chair with a rag to remove dust. I applied the first coat of paint, and it went on very easily- it was very liquid like and easy to work with. It dried quicker than any paint I have ever worked with but because it is so fluid the finish is smooth and not streaky. It also dries much lighter than the paint goes on when wet. After just one coat the paint stuck like no other I have tried. I added a second coat for better coverage, and then distressed by hand. I applied CeCe's wax with a brush and the results were beautiful. The chair has a gorgeous rustic and weathered look that I love! Check it out....
So what have you been up to? Please remember the rules- I have been a little more lenient but I am going to start deleting posts again if the rules aren't follows. Sorry guys!
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2. YOUR PROJECT MUST BE A FURNITURE BUILD OR REDO. I allow portions of the house, such as built-ins, cabinets, vanities, etc that are more like furniture, but anything else is pushing it!
3. YOUR PROJECT MUST BE NEW TO THIS LINK PARTY. I do not want you linking up the same projects week after week. I already saw it the first time!
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And yes, I know I sound like a big meanie, but to me it is about respect and if you can't follow the rules, that shows a lack of respect- not to me, but also to the other people who come here to link.
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