Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"The Old Chair"

la vieille chaise
The Old Chair

This "old chair" didn't quite look as pretty when I first spied it, and it's twin.

They were dirty, and had cobwebs, and just weren't very appealing.


I scrubbed with soapy water, and Windex. (I read on a blog that Windex is a good cleaner for heavy dirt), and gave one of the chairs a light sanding.

Then I painted with MyColor Pantone Whitecap Gray Paint.

I used wax in the spots where I wanted to distress, and then painted with another coat of the Whitecap Gray.

Then, I hand painted "la vieille chaise", the old chiar, on the top rung.
(I do not have a very steady hand)
I actually like the way that the wording is a little shaky, and not perfect!

Lastly, I used Steel wool to distress, and a sanding block, then used a faux glazing paint mixed with some light brown craft paint.

Even though, it's "la vielle chaise," I think the transformation is great!

Linking to:

ThriftyThurs Thrifty Thursday Week 36 Beyond The Picket Fence Photobucket Chocolate Drool and KissesDesigner Garden Furniture Feature Fridays Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Mod Vintage Life UndertheTableandDreaming


  1. Fantastic chair! looks beautiful!!

  2. This is beautiful!! The color and the distressing is perfect!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  3. that is so cute! love it! the distressing is great and the words just make it!

  4. Just perfect! Love the paint you used and the hand painted saying is perfect! Great job!

  5. Oohh....I love this! I'm going to feature it next week on Thrifty Thursday !:)

  6. Lovely piece and lovely job making her pretty! Found you via Christina's Adventures linky party. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  7. I love this piece so much...I featured it on my blog today! :)

    Come grab a "featured" button!