Yet Another French Chair Makeover

Hello, friends of One Artsy Mama!  This is Jen from Girl in the Garage sharing another furniture upcycle today.  It’s a little bittersweet for me to say that this is my final contributor post here- I’ve had a great time working with Amy and visiting with all of you.  If you’re interested in seeing what I’m up to in the future, I invite you to stop by my blog anytime – any friend of Amy’s is a friend of mine!

I found this at the thrift store on 50% off day.  I love when that happens!

This cane back chair deserved an elegant makeover, so of course I chose a French theme.  😉  (For more French makeovers see my French Bench or my Lyre Back Chair Makeover.)  I found the perfect fabric at Hobby Lobby.  I centered it over the seat and cut it, leaving several extra inches around the sides.

Then I flipped it over and folded the fabric back before stapling, making sure not to cover the screw holes.  (At the end of this post I have links to several other in-depth chair makeovers I’ve done.)

Don’t forget to pull the fabric tight across when you’re stapling.  Here’s the finished seat:

I already had some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and wax on hand – appropriately the color is called Paris Grey.

I gave the chair a couple coats of paint and it was looking pretty crisp.

To give it a more vintage look, I aged the chair by using both clear and dark wax.  (Here is my Tutorial for How to Give Furniture an Aged Look.)  Then I screwed the seat back on and voila – a French masterpiece.

Here is a closer look at how I aged the chair in certain places.  It just makes it look more authentic now- like it has a long and exciting history to share.

My husband doesn’t buy me flowers all the time, so when he does it’s really special to me.  They’re a gorgeous burst of color in these photos.  (Thanks again honey!)

It’s been a lot of fun hanging out here at OAM for the past five months.  Thanks again to Amy for being such a gracious hostess!  And thank you to all of you who’ve read my posts, commented, and even wandered over to my blog or Facebook page.

I hope you have a fabulous holiday season!

Jen {aka Girl in the Garage}

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You might also enjoy:

1.  Vintage Lyre Chair

2.  Bonjour Blue Chair

3.  Berry Blush Chair

4.  Bright & Colorful Chair

5.  French Bench

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