Queen Anne Chair Gets A Shabby Chic Makeover

2 Materials
3 Hours
I am super excited to share this shabby chic makeover with you today. My co-worker from my kickboxing studio gave me 3 chairs that were a cluttering up her space. I decided to start the makeover process with the odd man out. The arm chair (The other 2 that I received are armless dining chairs).

I thought this chair would make a great vanity or home office desk chair. Shabby chic is a style that I know many love.

Here Are The BEFORE Photos!
Supplies needed for this project:
  • Power drill
  • Staple gun with staples 
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Behr Paint – Satin Enamel “Vintage White”
  • Sandpaper
  • Daddy Van’s Lavender Furniture Wax
First, I Had To Take The Cushion Off Of The Frame To Start This DIY Process. 
This was pretty easy. 3 screws help this cushion in place. I used my power drill to remove the screws.
Next, I used a smaller flathead screwdriver and needle nose pliers to remove all the staples that secured the old fabric on the cushion. Once, I removed them all… I moved on to reupholstering aka stapling the new fabric onto the cushion with my staple gun.
I also had to paint the frame with my own creation of Chalk paint. I used Behr Paint satin enamel in the color “Vintage White.” Want the recipe for the DIY chalk paint recipe? Check it out  [HERE].
I painted a couple of layers of this white chalk paint all over the wooden frame. Once all the layers dried, I went back over this piece with sandpaper to age it down a little bit. I wanted to give it that shabby chic look!
I even had feline assistants to make this piece over. We will just say that they supervised while I worked. lol
My Last Step Was To Use Furniture Wax To Seal The Chalk Paint And Aging.
Here is the finished product! Don’t you think it looks a bit nicer than it did? Maybe I am just partial to lighter furniture but I love it so much more! I hope to find it a nice home too.
Please let me know what you think of this piece in the comments below! Please share if you found this tutorial to be helpful or inspiring.

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Check out the blog post for all links to specific products used for this furniture flip!
Suggested materials:
  • Chalk Paint
  • Fabric   (Online Fabric Store)
Meredith Schneider
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Carol Huggins Nauman Carol Huggins Nauman on Jul 30, 2017
    Did you have to sand, prime or prepare the wood before painting it? Thx.

  • Brenda Brenda on Aug 28, 2018

    I tried to get how to make the chalk paint but nothing came up. Can you give me the recipe? I have a chair I want to redo. TY

  • Judy Judy on Aug 28, 2018

    I also tried to get your how to make chalk paint but an error page showed up , could you please give it to me ? Thanks. Your chair is a beauty.

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