My love affair with old chairs continues, but is yet to be explained…to myself, or otherwise. I’m OK with that, the heart wants what the heart wants, and I want old, beautifully crafted chairs!
It did break my heart a bit to have to paint this one, but it had to much damage to the vainer, so chalk paint and distressing was the way to go…but still it made me sad to have to do it. So now I owe it to her to paint her up real pretty.
This makeover went fairly fast, as in a one day project. I took steel wool to it after taking the seat off and washing it down. The beauty of doing a distressed chalk paint finish is very little prep work! I gave it three coats of chalk paint, took the sander to it for my ease of distressing it in a flash, I just use a light hand and take a little finish off at a time. Then I rubbed a light stain over it, washing it off quickly with a damp cloth so it just looks like the paint has yellowed over time. The finale touch was a nice coat of wax.
A new life for this little beauty!
UPDATE! I recovered the seat in tooled leather, I love needle point but it did not fit with my decor. I love the way it turned out and I will find another use for the needle point.