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.
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).
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.
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. 😉
I just love the curved seat back and all those special details!
I had to style it with one of my vintage Brownie cameras – they were made for each other. Haha
So, what are your thoughts on my farmhouse chair makeover?
Here’s the before/after comparison:
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Awesome makeover. I like how the details on the chair back stand out in the new color.
What a difference! Beautiful!
Lovely. I love ticking fabric!
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Beautiful! Why not make a pillow out of the seat covering? I have done that in the past and it turned out great!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Love it Jen, the graphite and ticking are a perfect combination! Pinned to share
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. 🙂
Nice job! Love the ticking. It was perfect for your chair and the paint choice.
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Thank you Tammy! 🙂
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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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Thank you so much, Susie! xo
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!
Thank you Melanie! xo
What a very unusual chair. I can’t say as I’ve ever seen one like that before but it’s lovely. Very nice job of refurbishing!