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!
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Published February 24th, 2015 5:15 PM
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The Painted Drawer by Suzanne Bagheri on Mar 30, 2015Hi Cindy - no, the shutters don't actually work. I bought them (a pair) at a big flea market a few years ago. I just prop them up in whatever room I want them in (they have been in my bedroom/living room/dining room lol) and just look pretty. No real purpose!
Sandy Hartnett on Nov 07, 2015Very nice!
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