Sunday, June 1, 2014

French Country Grey Chairs

During my weekly visit to the thrift store I found these great chairs and brought them home.  
Before:


They had great lines and details, but were to dark and had many scratches and dings in the wood.  I mixed up a grey home-made chalk paint and started to paint away.  For the seats I decided to paint them with a wash.  I took some of the same paint and put it in another container.  I also had a container of just water.  I dipped my brush in the water and then the paint and painted this water-paint mixture right on the rushing of the seats.  It worked like a charm! 

After distressing, I sealed the chairs with dark wax/hemp oil mixture and was done. 



Great French picture my friend gave to me! 

Love the gilding! 

Gorgeous legs! 

Claw feet

Love the detailing on the tops


Seat with the grey wash


It's hard not to love the legs! 

These chairs are now for sale! 

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35 comments:

  1. Someone will certainly snap those up in a hurry. They are GREAT! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana-I like them now much better.

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  2. Oh to have Thrift Stores like yours! The ones out here in southwest Louisiana have lots of cheap smalls but no furniture. :( great job on the chairs! Success with your sales! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. Thank you Linda-it's hit or miss at the the thrift stores.

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    1. Thank you Martina--I like how they turned out too!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I am happy with how they turned out.

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  5. Those chairs are gorgeous! Your painting them was the perfect thing to do. I love that French picture.

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  6. Great job! They look beautiful :-)

    Have a blessed week...

    ~Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sherri-you have a great week too!

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  7. Wow, those chairs are gorgeous D.D.! Thank you for joining Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage last week and sharing your pink chippy dresser. I featured it this week. Have a blessed day, Mary

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I like them better now!

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  9. Darrielle, these chairs are lovely! Love the color, distressing and wash on the rush seats! Perfect!
    Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin-I am glad the wash worked on the rush seats!

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  10. The photos of before wouldn't come up but love the look of after, great save on those chairs. Smart move painting the rush seats as you did. Somebody will love them for their home. Found you thru Silver pennies Sundays Link Party.
    Happy days

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    1. Thank you-I like how the seats turned out and am glad the wash worked!

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  11. I love the shape and details of the chairs, Darrielle. You always find the best stuff. I can't wait to go back to painting furniture soon...

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    1. Thank you Victoria--I hope you can get back to painting soon too because your pieces are always amazing and I look forward to seeing your creations!

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  12. Gorgeous! It looks so natural~ almost like you rescued them from a French country cottage!
    Jennelise

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    1. Thank you Jennifer--I like that--almost rescue from a French cottage!!!

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    2. Sorry auto-correct on your name!

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  13. So beautiful! Love the details that show up so much better with the grey wash!
    LOVE the fabulous print, too.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti--I like the grey wash too!

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  14. Just beautiful! You gave them new life. Thanx for sharing over at THT!

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    1. Thank you Pamela--I agree that they look better now!

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  15. Lovely! I love how you can see all the details now. x

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  16. These chairs are just so lovely in their new coat of distressed paint! I love how the distressing shows off the feminine curves. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. thank you Alison-they are so much nicer now!

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  17. these are so beautiful. i love the detailing. may i ask you to add my link to your list?

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