DRIFTWOOD FINISH & PAINTED UPHOLSTERY - a new look for grandma's chairs





These chairs I worked on are probably 100 years old and unfortunately they were showing their age. Beloved by their family they were brought to me for much love and attention.




BEFORE


They needed many repairs as you can see from these photos.
It took almost a week and a half just to repair and rebuild to 
get them ready for painting.

 
BEFORE                     AFTER
 

Once they were ready for painting they got a grey
driftwood finish. All done by hand using a mix of
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

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The original seats were done in a thick burgundy colored 
leather. There were no holes in the leather so I cleaned and
 upholstered right over it. I used a heavy weight fabric with
 a floral pattern that would be highlighted in the next step. I
 brush painted Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Graphite over the
 seats (straight from the can). This enhanced the patterned
 and once I waxed the seats they would be washable like
 vinyl or leather.

Here is a close up look 


This was a really good fabric choice for painting.
The thicker and more robust fabrics without any nap
have worked best for me.


FOR MORE PAINTED UPHOLSTERY:

white & grey chair: https://bit.ly/2mPyBCH
union jack chairs: https://bit.ly/2OokeBT
painted leather chair: https://bit.ly/2K1oRP3
and my all time favorite https://bit.ly/2LWh5rj



To see the matching table and learn
how I did the driftwood finish: https://bit.ly/2OeeSs3

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3 comments:

  1. You are just amazing and so talented!

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  2. how did you achieve the driftwood paint finish? Meaning, which colors in which order did you use? I'd love to try this!

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  3. I am intrigued by this as well. It is a beautiful finish, you say you used Annie Sloan products, can you please share your techniques.

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