From Drab to Fab Farmhouse - A Boring Chair Gets a Makeover

This is the absolute, simplest makeover with the most bang for the buck. In this case, less than $5 was spent on this solid oak chair. It was found at a thrift store and I grabbed it because it has great lines and details and a great planked seat.
I decided on a coat of creamy white to create a farmhouse/shabby look for the chair.
The paint used was a combo of chalk paint and acrylic milk paint. I did not need to prime or really do any prep work except to give the chair a good clean. It took a few coats to cover.
I distressed back in places to show off the chair's great detail.
The seat is fantastic. In the store, it was covered by a really filthy, tie-on fabric seat cushion. That was left behind at the store :)
The back has details that were previously not really noticeable.
Amazing what fresh vision and paint can do. From drab to fab! My farmhouse chair!
The Painted Drawer by Suzanne Bagheri
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  • Dee Dee on Dec 08, 2015
    Hi I have 3 chairs I need to make look as fab as your chair ! Please tell me how to avoid brush strokes & how distress ? thank you :)

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