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Friday, February 22, 2013

Faux Grain Sack French Chairs

Hello Loves!

So my house is for sale and I am in the process of "decluttering" which is a great feeling. I don't think i realized just how much all these unfinished projects were weighing me down. It was so easy to just pass by furniture that needed to much work when I had something that was ready to be painted, and oh so quickly did my fixer uppers accumulate in the corner in fact they were taking over the garage. I'm sad that I haven't been to to an auction in over a month, unusual for me but I'm glad cleaning up and actually discovering some hidden treasures in the process. Just to give ya an idea of how many projects I had piled up... I had the best month yet at my booth at A Unique House Antique Mall (King George, Virginia)  which means I had alot of furniture selling and i was able to fill my booth back up with my "junk" that Ive been storing, and I also Set up for a Antique Show this past month (all the juicy details for that in tomorrow's post)  and everything in the show was also the fixer uppers from the garage! Ahh it does feel nice to have some room in the garage now! 

I'm showing you today a set of French Chairs that I've probably had for about 2 years ~ :) Upholstering Chairs is something i don't really enjoy doing , it's so time consuming and all those dang staples are such a pain removing! But the end result in usually stunning. And I am so pleased with how these turned out.

 It appears to be upholstered in  grain sack fabric, but i cannot tell a lie ~ its not. I painted those stripes on. :) My first time painting fabric and I'll definitely do it again. Its smooth, soft to the touch, and was super easy.
The fabric on the back side of these chairs are the real showstopper! I fell in LOVE with this Deep Grey Velvet Damask fabric when I saw it and thought it would look fabulous on these chairs.

The Chairs are painted in ASCP custom mix consisting of French Linen and Pure White. I felt like the gorgeous trim needed to be shown off a bit more so i went over it with Old White and it was just what these chairs needed. Finished off with clear Wax and buffed until buttery smooth and until there was a sutle shine. 

 I also wanted to share this two tiered Antique Side Table that I also finished. The bottom is painted in Annie Sloans Old White and for the top I dusted off my overhead projector and painted on a French Graphic from the Graphic Fairy. Maybe you recognize it from another table that i did? You can read more about it here.  After the transfer was painted and slightly distressed I covered the top with a redwood stain.

 My booth at A Unique House Antique Mall. Come see all my creations at booth #33.

Have a splendid day ~ Everyday!


Dear Emmeline said...

Wow Erica that chair is gorgeous. Love the fabric on the back!

kathryn cain said...

Erica these are gorgeous, I have to ask did you paint the floors or is that how they are done,cool
those chairs I so hope you priced to get all your labor out of them!!they are gorgemegussy wonderful that is as good as it gets with my wow you rocked these...need to send the pic into MMS on her friday ling party...these are so her style

Erica said...

Thank you dear Emmeline for stopping by I feel honored :-) I think I'm gonna use the rest of the fabric on an ottoman I love it too!!

Erica said...

Kathryn- I haven't blogged in over a month and didn't realize till now just howmuch I missed all your sweet comments! Thank you somuch! Yep I painted those floors and let me tell ya they look much better in photos, in person not so good -they got scratched up pretty bad from moving furniture around. MMS - good idea I think I missed this week but I'll definitely list these chairs next week! Talk to ya later, Erica

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh those chairs are gorgeous, and I saw so many things I'd love to buy!!

Anne said...

Chair is simply gorgeous! Love it!

Amber and Brad said...

Simply stunning! From grain sack to French Fabulous, a wonderful combination and truly a pleasure to share. You will be featured on Tuesday, thanks for Linking Up with us!

Tammy...ClothandPatina said...

The chairs are absolutely gorgeous! I love the mix of fabrics, came out just perfect.


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