Thursday, October 6, 2011

From Oh No! to Ooh La La!



I found this ratty, ugly chair on Craigslist.  The seat cushions and wood were so filthy I could hardly stand to touch it!  This was actually my very first purchase on craigslist and it almost made me think twice about ever buying anything else on there.



That's right, I was thinking, "I've made a huge mistake"!  But, figuring I didn't have anything to lose, I tore it all apart, scrubbed it down with some TSP cleaner and set out to spiff her up.  

I used two coats of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White, distressed and waxed with clear wax and just a touch of dark wax.  I used a tightly woven fine burlap and a dark brown trim.  The Paris pillow I made using an iron on transfer I purchased from Graphique on Etsy and the faux grain sack pillow was made using a stencil I purchased from Maison De Stencils.    This was one piece I didn't want to sell.  But then again, I do say that about most of them.  :)

I'm linking this post back to:

Miss Mustard's party, Furniture Feature Friday

French Country Cottage's, Feathered Nest Friday


Coastal Charm:  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

House of Grace:  Twice Owned Party

Domestically Speaking:  95th Power of Paint Party


Thank you for reading!  You all have a lovely weekend!

Jennifer



Twice Owned Party

11 comments:

Courtney said...

This turned out great!! From the awful before to a beautiful after, well done!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

The chair and the pillows look amazing Jennifer!! You did a beautiful job!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Francine said...

This came out really sweet ... Nice job! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Turned out just wonderful- love it's new look! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, this is a lovely piece! I adore the contrast of the dark trim you used.

Cottage and Broome said...

You did a great job, your chair is fabulous! Laura Cottage and Broome

Tattered & Timeless said...

I agree-I'd have a hard time letting her go. She is beautiful.
tammy

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Your chair looks fantastic. I love the soft colours that you used with the brown trim.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, that is stunning! i think the burlap was the perfect choice!

Ticking and Toile said...

Very cute! You did a great job!

xo,
Shellagh

Judy King said...

Jennifer,


I just awarded your blog with the coveted Liebster award. This is an award for new up and coming blogs. Stop by my blog for the details.


~Judy~

http://shearjudy.blogspot.com/2011/12/liebster-award.html