06 November, 2012

This chair is no longer making me anxious

The manky old fabric that came off the front of the chair. It was loose so I pulled it off. Yellow stripes.

One coat of Annie Sloan's Barcelona Orange

The back.

I cleaned the wood with odorless mineral spirits before I painted.

After only one coat there was a lot of wood showing through.

Ginger finds painting inexpressibly tedious.

I got that sucker up on the picnic table to to put the second coat on.

 It took me just a few hours to clean the chair and do two coats of paint. I like that about the chalk paint, very little arduous prep. I also like this color a lot. Looking at the pictures makes me smile, remembering the nice day I did all this a few weeks ago. I was on the back patio, wearing my pajama bottoms and a tee shirt, enjoying the sunshine and puttering around painting my new-old chair.

I got some fabric online. You can see a picture of it here at this website. It's a neutralish linen/cotton blend called Fritz in a color Bisque. It has a slight stripe. I got it last week but just dropped it off at the upholsterer today.

I liked doing all this so far, I can see myself reworking other old pieces of furniture. Will post more when I get the chair back. I still have to wax it...

1 comment:

  1. Very handsome. I like the the way the orange shows the curves of the wood.