I am totally in the throes of packing! We closed on our home on Thursday! A few days earlier than we had originally planned but everyone was ready so why not?! I am sooo excited! My Prince Charming has allowed me to redo the kitchen and keeping room (yes, I have a keeping room!!!!!) immediately and I can’t wait to share it with you. Meanwhile, I have been planning some other odds and ends and I thought I would share one with you.
I bought this little accent chair off of Craigslist for I think around $50 bucks. I’ve had it for over a year and just haven’t messed with it. It became a clothes rack in my bedroom. But recently I decided to show it a little love!
The Annie Sloan came out! French Linen is a beautiful gray color. I painted 2 coats on the chair and then lightly distressed it. I didn’t want this chair appearing too chippy. I had the best fabric picked out for it and the grey would look wonderful with that fabric.
After it was painted I went over it with Annie Sloan Dark Wax. I let it seep into the crevasses of this chair. There was some detailing on the arms that I really wanted to come through.
After all of the layers had dried and I buffed it really well with an old tee shirt (my rag of choice), I sent it to the upholsterer. I do not attempt to upholster myself. I think it is quite a talent, and I don’t have it!
This is what the chair looks like now:
Yes, those are boxes in the background. There’s just too many of them to hide!!!
I’m not sure where the chair will go in the new house, but I need to find a proper place for it. I just love the way it turned out!!