Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Formal Dining Chair Turned Funky Cottage Chair

About 8 or 9 years ago, before I discovered the wonders of thrift stores, I purchased a pair of "scratch and dent" dining chairs at the Rooms to Go Outlet store.  I can't remember how much I paid for them, but I am pretty sure it was about $100 for the pair (GASP!)

I reupholstered the chairs, and set them out in my living room as extra seating.  When we moved to our next house, they ended up as desk and vanity chairs.  With this current move, I only have room for one of the chairs as seating for the built-in desk in my super-sweet kitchen.

I had a can of Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint that I purchased on my visit to Robyn Story Designs in Tampa that was screaming to be used.  This chair was the perfect candidate:

Here's the chair in its original state.

Annie Sloan Old White

Check out my very appropriate painting outfit!

After the first coat (it needed 2)

I dug out a piece of remnant fabric I had purchased at Joanns a few months back to reupholster the seat.

Here's the finished product. 

I distressed and used some dark wax to enrich the color.

I love how a little paint and fabric turned this formal dining chair into a funky cottage chair!

So what do you think?

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  1. Super cute! What a difference it made. I love the fabric you chose.

  2. Marvelous how far a little paint and fabric go, yes?

  3. it's looks awesome! I love the fabric, i think I have some of that in my stash...makes me want to make something with it :) xo

  4. It looks great! I love it. I hate my table and chairs. They are a super cheap set that someone gave us. I actually have turned them into my crafting table and chairs. So, since it looks like they are around to stay, I think this would be such a fun way to spruce them up!

  5. I sooo want to try some of that chalk paint! This turned out awesome! I'm stopping by from the Homemaker In Heels Party & would LOVE for you to link up to my party too! Also check out my giveaway going on until tomorrow night if you have time.


  6. This turned out really great! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  7. The chair was from you too?? You girls ARE a team!! I loved this one too!! Adding it in- I have to!!