FRENCH CHAIR MAKE OVER - pale provence & drop cloth

Officially today is the first day of summer!! YIPPEE
I am writing to you this morning fresh out of the shower, towel on my head, wrapped in a
 robe, eating cereal, looking out the window in anticipation ...
 only to see another miserably wet day. Time to UPHOLSTER!

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in blue and white. The frame
 was first painted in Provence, then in a light blue made
 from mixing Provence and Old White. The carved details
 were then hand painted with old white. I distressed with
 sand paper then clear waxed the whole frame. I also went
 back in an used some dark wax in crevices and carved areas.

You can see the bright blue of the Provence peaking through the light blue.


 Now to share some of the supplies I used to upholster the chair.

Cotton batting to soften the edges of the seat.

New 1" thick foam pieces to fit the shape of the chair backs. 

I used heavy cotton twill drop cloth for the upholstery.

And finally off-white gimp to trim the seat and back. 

You can always follow along on INSTAGRAM @4_the_love_of_wood
where you get sneak peaks of what I am up to.

Stop into FIRSTFINDS HARDWARE STORE to see all the
vintage hardware we have available for your next project.

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