A Fall Chair Makeover.


I love to take a dated piece like this cane back barrel chair and give it new life with some paint and fabric.
I'm not a seamstress, so I always look for pieces that won't require any sewing or fancy upholstery work. The seat on this chair is a simple staple upholstery job, so that made it perfect for me.
I started by painting the chair with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Linen. I got a gorgeous, slightly crackled, slightly chippy finish.
Next, rather than purchasing an expensive grain sack to use on the seat, I added a 'faux' grainsack stripe to some heavy linen upholstery fabric using tape and acrylic craft paint.
Once the paint was dry, I stapled the fabric in place and returned the seat to the chair. And that was it!
Add a throw pillow to dress it up and make it a little more comfortable.
To see more detail about this project, be sure to check out my blog post linked below.

Suggested materials:

  • Miss Mustard Seed milk paint  (my local retailer)
  • Upholstery fabric  (JoAnn Etc.)
  • Blue acrylic craft paint  (Michaels)
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