~ Annie Sloan Chair Redo ~

I can remember as a child Mom and Dad hiring an interior decorator. 
They purchased two chairs and had them covered in this beautiful golden velvet.  
I fortunately received the chairs when my parents moved into an senior community.

Before Chair

The upholstery is still in great shape and I love  the color.  
I wanted to paint the wood in Chalk Paint™ Old White without ruining the fabric.  
So I taped off the upholstery with the trusty blue painter's tape
How to Tape Chair

I painted two coats of the Old White, clear waxed, distressed, and clear waxed again. 
Next I took off the blue tape and not a drop or smear of paint anywhere.
I buffed with a soft rag....

...I just love the new look.

Chalk Paint™ Painted Chair

Watch out second chair...you're next!

Chalk Paint™ Painted Chair

What a simple and inexpensive way to
paint a chair without messing up the upholstery!!!

Maybe you noticed the stenciled floor...I will post about how I achieved this look soon.

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Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

Karla, I love the Old White on your chairs! Can't wait to see the rest of your floor!

Karen said...

Painting the chair made all the difference, I can't believe how great it looks, its like a whole new chair.

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

The chair looks awesome! I'm so glad you posted this because I was contemplating doing a chair that has great (almost new) fabric but I don't love the wood color. Now I'm going to go ahead and try it!

Berta said...

Love the new look to the chair!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The chair looks great and I can't wait to hear about the floor!

Anonymous said...

Great way to update the chair, and from the looks of it your entire space is lovely!
I would love to get my hands on a similar chair, but around here people have caught on that they are hot and the prices are crazy!!
So, for now I will just drool over yours:)

Beth K. said...

Karla -
I've been waiting to see if anyone would dare try this because I've been wanting to!! Thanks for posting this - LOVE!


wydevendesigns.com said...

I have now used Annie Sloan paints twice on chairs not unlike these and am waiting for my upholsterer to recover the frame. I like the results but find it is a little more time and confusing than expected. I have also been blogging about the process!