This step by step is quite easy as long as patience is employed.
With most upholstered chairs the wood parts that you want painted don't have a lot
 of surface so taking a little extra time to perfect it will bring an amazing finish.
Supplies I used to achieve this silver finish:
stripped and cleaned wood framed chair
a latex primer that I could spray
paper towel or rag
1 can of silver spray paint I used Krylon but also like Rustoleum)
finishing sandpaper 220 or higher
and remember the most important thing is patience
The first step was to prime the chair frame, I sprayed it with white primer.
Once the primer is cured (check your manufacture's info)
use a finishing sandpaper 220 or higher to smooth the surface of any bumps or runs.
To get a stong finish wipe the surface of your primer with acetone right before you spray the silver.
**Be sure to do these steps outdoors.**
This softens the surface and makes sure the spray bonds extremely well.
Let the silver dry for several days before working on any upholstery.

LOOKING FOR SHABBY CHIC HARDWARE for your furniture projects?
Stop in to see what's new and available at firstfinds.
There are 1000's of pieces of different upcycled knobs and handles to choose from
It is all recycled vintage pieces painted in the same shabby chic white color so you can
MIX & MATCH to your hearts content.


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The winner of the Annie Sloan Level One Paint Workshop at THE PASSIONATE HOME IS
Michele Kelley

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ARM CHAIR UPHOLSTERY - step by step how I did it

I created this chair for a
charity event we have
locally to support the
Christmas Bureau. I
also photographed each
step to offer some guidance
to others who want to
try it themselves.

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TODAY'S THE BIG DAY - chair auction

photos courtesy of Glam It Up Photography
Today is Auction Day and your third and final chance to enter the Annie Sloan Workshop Giveway
Let's start this holiday season off with a big bang!
All of the fabulous donated chairs are displayed throughout The Passionate Home
with silent auction bid sheets. You can visit the store during the day and write in your bid
or visit the festivities this evening and stalk the chair you really want like I
might have done last year.
Starbucks will be on site serving beverages and I hope to see the same handsome young waiter
walking the floor with yummy treats as last year.
4 chairs will go up for live auction at 7pm
I do not know which ones have been chosen for the live auction.
Remember those who want a third entry into my Annie Sloan Workshop Giveway
must find me or George between 6:30 and 8:30pm and ask for another entry.
This magnificent BC Lions Chair with all the team's signatures
was done by our very own
Passionate Home Lady and ASCP teacher
Miss Elinor
the other day I gave Debbie of Vintage Encore credit for this one
Debbie is doing another sports team chair,
for the Canucks which I have not seen yet.

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FRENCH BLUE CHALK PAINT - diy painted dresser

I tried a different look at first with this dresser but it just wasn't my style or for that matter the dresser's style. I had to rethink my plans right in the middle but it was definitely for the best. Come take a look at how my French Blue dresser came to be.

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IT'S NOT ABOUT ME - chair inspiration

Here are just a few of the before shots of the chairs that have been
repurposed, revamped, and made over for The Chairs For Charity Auction this Thursday night.
Without further ado,
here are photos of just 10 of the 20 finished chairs that you can bid on.
Elinor's Chair

Reid's Chair







To learn more about each chair or see before pictures I have provided
as many of the links to web sits as I could find under each picture.

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After the hustle and bustle of working with my Chair for Charity,
getting it to the photographer early, and George's accident and ER visit,
I have finally finished one of the dressers I previously started.
Isn't this color amazing, the knobs made me do it!
I have been wanting to show you how far Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can really go.
This little pot of ASCP in Emperor's Silk (seen above)
covered this vintage 4 drawer dresser (shown below)
and I still have some left in the pot.
On average I can paint 4 pieces this size with a regular size can,
but it also depends on your original finish and what you want to achieve.
The original finish did lend it's self to red so take that into consideration when choosing your color.
I did also paint the top but changed my mind and washed it off. 

This dresser is probably at least 100 years old. You should see the construction it's amazing.
The story as we were told when we purchased it was
it spent many years through the middle of the 20 century
on Campobello Island on the east Coast of Canada.
The owner's uncle was a Canadian senator with a vacation home there
and friends with Franklin Delano Roosevelt who often visited as the Roosevelts also
vacationed on Campobello.
Before I gave him his new color and a shiny top
I fixed all the issues that had arisen with age.
My full post about my charity chair is still coming
included with that will be some pretty pictures Glam It Up Photography took.
It does appear I spelt *AVAILABLE* wrong, but I love this picture.
Glam it Up Photography took my imperfections and made them look amazing.
Plz do not send me emails, my claim to fame is wood working not spelling,
and I recall I was yelling at my mischievous printer at the time I was writing it.
It's all the printers fault!

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CHAIR FOR CHARITY REVEAL union jack upholstered chair

One guess what I did to my chair for Charity?

This Silver Union Jack Chair that I completed was one of
many revamped chairs up for a charity auction to raise money for Christmas.

How I painted the silver frame can be read here
How the upholstery was done can be found here
How to paint the union jack on the fabric can be found here

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