Friday, February 7, 2014

Simple Seat

Sometimes simple really is best.  Sometimes, I forget that and then a piece sits for awhile before it sells.  Happily, I remembered that rule with this chair makeover.chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html



Don't get me wrong, I love bright and pattern and a little out of the box most of the time.  But, I sell what I create.  Simple sells.  Simple is versatile and fits into a variety of home decor schemes--and important aspect to keep in mind if you sell what you make.

This chair started out like this--lovely vinyl seat!
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
I painted it in old ochre from Annie Sloan first.  I always start to paint a chair upside down.
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
I then painted a thin coat of French linen over the top.  I sanded with 150 grit sand paper.
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
I recovered the seat in 2 layers (because it is thin) of muslin and then measured and taped off some stripes.
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
I painted these with the French linen chalk paint.
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
Simple,
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
easy,
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
versatile.
chair makeover simple seat french linen http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/02/simple-seat.html
The pictures hanging above the chair are some thrift store adoptees--I can't leave them all alone in the stores.  I hot glued them to a piece of burlap ribbon.
Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors

7 comments:

  1. Looks great, I love it!! You used the gray grain stripe, similar to the table I just redid and yours looks awesome too. Now I want to get my hands on some junky old chairs and paint away!

    Amber

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  2. I always feel kinda sad too when I see forgotten photographs lying in a dusty old antique store or a thrift shop. Nice of you to give them a second chance at being admired.

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  3. You did a great job on that chair! Looks wonderful!

    Judy

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  4. Its not so simple...you made it look simple ...it has turned out a very nice redo...I' m gonna copy your stripe idea on a closet.
    Xxx

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  5. What a great idea to paint the muslin! It was so smart to paint those subtle stripes to perfectly coordinate with the chair frame.

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  6. I love grain sacks, but they are hard to find. The painted grainsack stripe is my favorite thing about this really cute chair! I'd love it if you would share your project on my new link party, DIY:Done! at FlyingC-DIY.com. The party is open through Sunday, and every weekend. Hope to see you there!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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