Farmhouse Chair Makeover with Ticking Fabric


Hey guys, as promised I’m sharing a new makeover today!  It’s good to be back working on projects again.  Painting is my zen when everything else in life can be unpredictable.

I bought this vintage chair quite a while ago and honestly forgot about it.  It definitely needed updating but it had a cute style.  Someone had painted it in layers of beige and yellow/green, which wasn’t the prettiest color combination.

(Before) Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

It was in good shape structurally except for the ripped seat cover and the chipped wood right at the top of the back.  (You can see it a little in the photo above.)  Thankfully that was an easy fix with wood filler and sandpaper (see below).

(Before) Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I actually like the needlepoint on the seat, even though it wasn’t working on this chair.  I may try to frame it for some pretty vintage art.

(Before) Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I painted the frame in Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Graphite and distressed all over, focusing on the edges and details to highlight them.  The original paint underneath almost perfectly matches the striped ticking fabric that I bought to recover the seat!  I also added some extra padding for more cushion for your bum.  😉

Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I just love the curved seat back and all those special details!

Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I had to style it with one of my vintage Brownie cameras – they were made for each other.  Haha

Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

So, what are your thoughts on my farmhouse chair makeover?

Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover - Girl in the Garage

Here’s the before/after comparison:

Farmhouse Chair Makeover with Chalk Paint and Ticking Fabric - Girl in the Garage

Thanks so much for visiting today!  For more information, click HERE to read all of my advice and more specific steps for doing a chair makeover.

Jen


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13 Comments on Farmhouse Chair Makeover with Ticking Fabric

  1. Melva
    April 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm (10 months ago)

    Awesome makeover. I like how the details on the chair back stand out in the new color.

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  2. Robyn
    April 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm (10 months ago)

    What a difference! Beautiful!

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  3. Jenny
    April 6, 2016 at 4:08 pm (10 months ago)

    Love this!

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  4. Susan
    April 7, 2016 at 5:40 am (10 months ago)

    Beautiful! Why not make a pillow out of the seat covering? I have done that in the past and it turned out great!

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    • Jen
      April 8, 2016 at 11:11 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Marie! It’s a shame I couldn’t get this finished in time for the TFMD farmhouse theme. Better late than never. 🙂

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    • Jen
      April 16, 2016 at 11:33 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you Tammy! 🙂

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  5. Susie@TheChelseaProject
    April 16, 2016 at 8:32 am (9 months ago)

    Oh, Jen. I love this color so much….and the ticking fabric… Perfection. The farmhouse challenge was one of my favorites. So sad this little chair missed it. I’ll hashtag it into both FFF and DIY Girls.. Will also share it out on IG and FB later today. Thanks so much for linking to Friday’s Furniture Fix. XO Susie from The Chelsea Project
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    • Jen
      April 16, 2016 at 11:33 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Susie! xo

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  6. Melanie
    April 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm (9 months ago)

    So cute!! Ticking is my absolute favorite, and I like your idea of keeping the needlepoint to make into something else. Thanks so much for linking up to Fridays Furniture Fix!

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    • Jen
      April 17, 2016 at 6:49 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you Melanie! xo

      Reply

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