Country Grey Chalk Paint Chair Makeover with Bird Fabric


Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net

Hey friend, how have you been?  This week for me has been full of snow (snowed in, then a snow day from school) and surgery (our sweet boxer had surgery on Tuesday).  I also picked up an antique dresser yesterday that I found on Craigslist and I’m hopefully getting a small dresser today.   (There will be a new Treasure Hunting post coming soon!)  🙂

So this chair makeover took me a little longer than usual but it’s all finished now and it’s looking pretty chic if I do say so.

Here’s how it started:

Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net

The seat cushion was almost nonexistent so the thin pad and green fabric got the boot.

Normally when I need a new cushion I’ll buy a single square piece at Hobby Lobby for about $5, but this time the seat was a little too wide.  And honestly I hate buying a new cushion every time, so this time I bought the biggest roll of poly foam they had.  I should be able to get 6-8 seat cushions out of it, and it was only $28 – plus I had a 40% off coupon from the Hobby Lobby app on my phone.  Winning  🙂

Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net

I used the rest of the bird fabric from Online Fabric Store that I had used for this DIY pillow cover.

The chair was painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey, lightly distressed, and protected with clear wax.

Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net

The wood peeking through gives it some charming character.

Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net

This is the 3rd or 4th chair I’ve put bird fabric on, what can I say?  I like it!

Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net

Here’s the before and after again:

Vintage chair makeover - See how this old Goodwill chair was transformed into this shabby chic stunner!  girlinthegarage.net

My furniture finds are starting to pile up again and my booth is quite empty… so hopefully I’ll have plenty of new furniture makeovers to show you guys in the coming weeks!

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me today!

Jen

Recent Awesome Posts:

*  30+ Clever Ideas to Organize Your Kitchen

*  French Grain Sack Table – Themed Furniture Makeover Day

*  Treasure Hunting 8

*  To see the rest of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects and tutorials, click HERE.


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16 Comments on Country Grey Chalk Paint Chair Makeover with Bird Fabric

  1. Rachal Chohonis
    February 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it! I purchased a big thick memory foam mattress pad and have been hacking it up for chair cushions. A little more expensive than poly, but cushy and holding up well.

    Reply
  2. Rita
    February 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it!!! You and I have the same tastes in furniture. I’d love to send you a photo of a very similar chair that I refinished.

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  3. nancy
    February 5, 2015 at 9:20 pm (3 years ago)

    And you got the fabric where? (’cause I’m crushing on it!)

    Reply
  4. lara
    February 6, 2015 at 9:06 am (3 years ago)

    Hi there – I LOVE the bird fabric! I’m just curious- what price are you putting on the chair?
    I would go love to go check it out in your booth we don’t live in the same state- ha!
    Thanks~Lara

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    • Jen
      February 6, 2015 at 10:39 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Lara, thank you! I took the chair to my booth yesterday and I have it marked for $54.

      Reply
  5. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    February 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm (3 years ago)

    That fabric is so sweet! Just a darling chair makeover!

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    • Jen
      February 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Sharon!

      Reply
  6. Kim
    February 9, 2015 at 9:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the bird fabric! Chair looks wonderful!

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    • Jen
      February 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Kim!

      Reply
  7. Dianne Ramsay
    March 17, 2015 at 1:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I would like to do the same with my chairs. Do you have any instructions on the process of doing this chair. Like do you have to strip the chair or can you paint right on the chair with just a slight sanding?

    Reply

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