Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yes, I Painted the Drop Cloth

blue chair before

I have had this chair for a century long time.  In fact, when I bought this chair, you could hardly find this type of Frenchie chair anywhere.  I kept thinking some day I would paint it.  So I put it in storage and guess where it stayed.  You can see why.
I finally decided to paint it and I chose Sherwin Williams “Jogging Path.”  It is the faintest of greys.

blue chair pillow 3
Don’t you love the detail on these types of chairs? 

I decided it needed a cushion.  So I made one out of painter’s canvas drop cloth.  I washed it, of course! 
And, I decided it needed a “look.”  So I took out my trusty artist’s brush and painted black stripes.  Well, I couldn’t actually afford to buy that kind of look!  European grain sacks (or whatever you call this look) = big dollars. 
blue chair pillow

This is the finished product. 
blue chair after 2
I haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to keep it.  I have thousands too many chairs, so my hubby says.  He’s told me a million times not to exaggerate.
seal of approval Rembrandt print
I just noticed the Rembrandt print lady is looking across the room at my new chair.  Is it just me or is she looking “all judgmental?”

Linking with Kathleen’s Faded Charm White Wednesday  (it is the faintest of greys), Power of Paint, Wow Us Wednesday, Share the Love, and Three Boys.


JunqueMagnet said...

And it looks GREAT! Chair and pillow are fab.Thanks for sharing.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful transformation... Pam you did a great job on this and what a smart ideal to paint the strip on it, you got the same look as the French grain sack but without the expense! Thanks so much for sharing!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Yeah, I was able to leave a comment, It hasn't been allowing me to leave one in a long time!!!

Janette@the2seasons said...

Thanks for stopping by The 2 Seasons. Good job on the chair. I painted fabric for the first time yesterday. Success!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

The chair is beautiful and you did a great job on the cushion!

very merry vintage style said...

This turned out amazing! Love that shade of paint and your dropcloth seat cushion is gorgeous! You're featured on my blog today--Thanks so much for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday! Grab a feature button!

Kim said...

I'm a new follower, here from Kim's party. Love your blog and what you did with that fabulous chair - great job! Pop over for a visit sometime.

Deborah said...

You did a great job on the chair and if it needs a new home, please let me know first!

Deborah said...

What a great job you did with the chair and cushion. If the chair needs a new home, please contact me first! LOL!!!

Charlotte Wilson said...

I love what you did to this beautiful chair. You are so artistic to make your own pillow too.

Abby said...

Your chair looks great! I love the idea of painting the drop cloth and using it for a cushion! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring transformation!