CHALK PAINT UPHOLSTERY MAKEOVER WITH DIXIE BELLE PAINT



I've been working on another Chalk Paint Upholstery Makeover, this time with Dixie Belle Paint, and I finally finished up so I can share with you!

I purchased this chair a year ago for just 30 bucks, for my own living room, with intentions of painting the fabric. As you can see, it was like a 70's shaggy green fabric. This kind of fabric is harder to paint because of the lay of the pile, but I knew I wanted to take on the task, especially having gotten such a deal on it!

I decided to go with a 2 tone look and the french grain stripe was my last minute finishing touch. In fact, it's still wet in the photo so I will need to sand it and wax, but I was too impatient and ready to share!

I chose Dixie Belle Driftwood, which is a perfect soft grey and then I custom mixed Lemonade and Chocolate to get this rich, light tan or beige color for the seat, legs and grain stripe. The grain stripe I decided to go over with their Van Dyke Brown glaze, just to make it pop a little more, and then I also used the glaze on the wood legs.

This type of fabric really was thirsty so I used 2 coats, allowing 24 hours between each. I sanded and waxed 24 hours after the final coat to help seal and soften the fabric. You can see in the photos that 1 coat was not enough. Most fabrics however, would be fine with one coat or with thinning the paint a little with water.

For the grain sack stripes, I just eyeballed it and taped off with painters tape. I did the middle large stripe first and then the 2 smaller ones on the outside.

Here's the full makeover from beginning to end! It took me a bit of time, but was so well worth it and the perfect addition to my living room! What do you think?




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ThriftyLittleThings.com is a personal blog written and edited by Wendy Kohn. The majority of what I post is based on my own ideas, thoughts and projects, for the sole purpose of sharing my passion. However, as a full time Blogger, there are times that I do selectively accept various forms of compensations such as cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions and/or products and other forms of compensation and incentives from companies and organizations that I feel compliment the blog, and offer value to my readers. Compensation will never influence the content or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. As the owner of this blog, I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and will NEVER be influenced by any form of compensation.

CHALKPAINT CHAIR MAKEOVER: MID CENTURY MODERN TO FRENCH CHIC



Like they say, one man's trash is another's treasure and I found this Mid Century Modern chair on the side of the road last week with a pile of more "junk". It was in great condition for a makeover. Tan leather, wood legs that though worn, were sturdy. So, of course, off to my house she came!

The minute I saw it, I knew it was perfect for another Chalkpaint Chair makeover, just for myself this time!

My style at home is a combination I call french chic and my colors are mostly neutrals, so I chose to paint it with Annie Sloan Paris Gray and later decided to add the stencil in Graphite, painting the legs to match.

Since it was already leather, it was an easy, no brainer with Chalkpaint! No need to water down the paint as it doesn't soak into leather like it does fabric. So all I had to do was grab my favorite brush and go! I then sealed with clear wax for wear and she was added to my living room.

Being a mid-century modern piece, it's the low profile lounge type chair, which my grandbaby says is just her size. So, she insisted it go beside her toyboy (Which is a vintage shoemaker's crate I found years ago and fell in love with).

A usual, changing one thing in my living room, prompts me to do more...so I have another chalkpaint chair makeover - a 70's shaggy velvet style fabric that I've been planning to paint and this gave me the motivation to hop to it! Coming soon so stay tuned!

Here you can see from beginning to end! I love how it turned out...just my style!




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