Vintage Dining Chairs
ok.. so I call these my “butterfly” chairs.. Can you see why or is it just me?
I have not a single before photo of these chairs! They came with a dining table, but my customer had her own chairs… so these little lovelies have been waiting patiently for me to work on them!
I have four of them as you can see… and they were all in good physical shape. They were your basic maple dining chairs with some seriously pain in the rear seats… see “someone” at some point thought it was a good idea to put plastic over the fabric.. not a big deal until you have to take out the 50 gazillion staples from the fabric and then the plastic cover!! Not cool…
So after the staples were all removed I added 2” foam and some cotton batting to the wood base and then covered it in new fabric… so purdy!
The chairs were painted in Country Grey Chalk paint and heavily distressed, the “butterfly” was painted in Provence chalk paint over the Country Grey. They were then waxed and buffed to give them a final soft hand and sheen.
It wasn’t really the look I was initially going for, but this is where they ended up.. I think I like them..
What do you think.. constructive criticism is always welcome here…
Thanks for stopping by… until next time!
Posted on May 13, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged chalk paint, Dining chairs, French chairs, Old Ochre chalk paint, painted chairs, Painted dining chairs. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.