Monday, February 16, 2015

French Chairs

This is one of a pair of French chairs I found about a month ago. I didn't wait long before I tore into them. I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I purchased them.
I gave them a couple of coats of a French Grey, distressed them, waxed and a little darker grey glaze. I used a drop cloth from Home Depot for the fabric Cost about $10. Whenever I use a drop cloth for upholstery I wash it and then run it through the rinse cycle 3-4 times with liquid fabric softener. This breaks down the stiffness and leaves a little bit of a coating or barrier.against dirt. For stains I would fabric protector on any newly upholstered piece.  I used to tape off a few lines and then using a navy blue fabric paint,  made a grainsack stripe down the center. After that I used chalk paint in black and a grainsack stencil I had for this fabulous result. 

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