Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Creamy White French Cane Chair


I spied this great but grungy cane chair at the Flea Market this week and I had to have it.  
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I have read a lot on other blogs about painting fabric with chalk paint, so I decided to try it on this chair.  The chair was upholstered in suede leather and I thought that the chalk paint would make it smooth.  
I mixed up some home-made chalk paint in Milky White by Benjamin Moore.  First I painted water to the seat to get the suede moist. The next step was to just paint on my chalk paint, let it dry, and paint some more.  It took about 3 coats of chalk paint.  After it dried I distressed the edges and then waxed both the seat and the frame with AS clear wax.  It is buttery smooth and not hard and there are no cracks.  I am impressed for my first time with how well the chalk paint covers and stains the leather. 




























I think I might have to try this again.

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26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...love this! have seen so many post about painting the upholster on chairs...and mixing your own chalkpaint...you did both and BAM! Great job.. Love this chair.. Great job. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Patty--It came out better then I thought it would!

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  2. I just love cane chairs! You did a fabulous job.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you very much! I am happy with how it turned out.

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  3. You did a great job...on the chair AND photographing it. Perfection!!!! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana--I am working on my photography skills!

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  4. Love how this turned out! I very much like the look of it. But, could you tell me what the surface of the chair seat feels like after it's been painted? Is it comfortable to sit in? I've not tried this so I'm kind of curious to know about it. I just got a cane back to makeover (not as pretty as yours), don't know about painting the original fabric at this point.
    Best~~~Mickie

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    1. Thank you Mickie--Since it was suede leather first it still feels the same as before I painted it. The wax definitely helps I think in making it feel smooth and soft. I also sanded a little between the coats to make it smooth. The seat feels like leather still. I am not sure if that is good or bad.......

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  5. Beautiful makeover! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  6. It looks awesome, Darrielle. Mine feels like outdoor furniture cushion. So far it is holding up. The best part is every time I see dirty little paw prints or chocolate hand prints, I can just wipe it off with wet paper towel.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I am glad to know your painted chairs are holding up, I hope mine does too!

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  7. I am a cane fanatic. You did a great job - it looks very pretty.

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    1. Thank you Debbie-I like the way it looks too!

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  8. Awesome!!! I have been leery of painting fabric. What! But you made it look easy and AWESOME!!! Love this chair!

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    1. Thanks! It was my first time painting fabric and it was easy and it looks good. My chair was leather so I am not sure how different cotton fabric would be.

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  9. I have been itching to try painting fabric. Just waiting for the right piece to come along. It looks SO good!

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    1. Thank you--it turned out better then I expected and it was fairly easy to do!

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  10. Love the styling. The chair is now so much prettier!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary--I agree it is so much prettier now!

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  11. What a beautiful makeover! I never would have guessed the seat was painted- am putting this on my must try list!

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    1. Thank you Christina--It was my first time painting fabric and I love it

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  12. Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party! I've just shared this fabulous makeover post on Google+ and Pinterest.

    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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