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!
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!