Blah Brown to Beautiful Layering

I picked up this chair at a yard sale and could see it’s potential.  It has great lines and detailing, but the colour was dreadful.  Brown on brown…it needed a facelift!  I’ve painted a chair in the past with Annie Sloan chalk paint and knew it would work on this one as well.

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The entire chair was painted with Coco first and then the wood was done with layers of Paris Grey and Old White.
I also did a wash of Paris Grey over the Coco on the seat and back just to lighten it up a bit and it was distressed to give it that worn look.

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The entire piece was clear and dark waxed.

When it was done I thought it needed some more interest on the seat and back so I added the grain sack stripes in Paris Grey and Old White.  And it’s done!!

**I love creating something new from something old**

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I love this colour combination…Much better than the brown!

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3 thoughts on “Blah Brown to Beautiful Layering

  1. Love it, I would never have thought to paint over leather 😀 …well I am learning that Chalk paint can do anything! Started my first project this past weekend… looking forward to waxing it this week 😀

    Well done!

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