Last month, I won this little, ladder-back chair at an auction for two dollars. After fixing up sets of chairs, it is refreshing to paint a single chair. I always feel exhausted by the time I paint, wax and upholster a whole set of dining chairs!
This was an easy project. I started by removing the torn seat cusion and then painted directly over the rough, orange-brown stain with Graphite Chalk Paint. The Chalk Paint did a wonderful job of masking the uneven finish beneath it, not requiring any pre-sanding on my part.
After the Graphite paint dried, I sanded it all over, so that it was completely smooth and nicely worn along the edges. Then, I waxed the chair with a mixture of Fiddes & Sons clear and rugger brown waxes.
I chose burlap to reupholster the seat cushion because I wanted to keep the chair simple and nothing says simple like burlap. I used my favorite stencil from Maison de Stencils, which is the same one I used on my slipcovered parson chairs.
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