A gorgeous little chair

I was given this little chair to see whether I could give it a new lease of life. As you can see, it was covered in dirt and dust where it had been stored away for many years.  However, I knew that with a bit of TLC, the chair would make a gorgeous addition to someone’s home.


I started by removed the dusty old fabric from the seat. Fortunately the base beneath it was still in good condition and did not need replacing.


After giving the chair a good clean, I gave it two coats of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old White.


The paint was finished with Annie Sloan’s clear wax and then distressed to create a shabby chic look. The distressing really brought out the detail of the carved woodwork.


In keeping with the chair’s rustic charm, I decided to use Laura Ashley’s Heligan fabric for the upholstery. This is a linen cotton mix which has a natural and organic feel to it.


And here is the finished chair:


My favourite part of the chair has to be its distressed back.


But I also love its cute little legs!


I think it will make a great little bedroom or bathroom chair and I can’t wait to find it a new home!


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