This vintage, vinyl chair on wheels came form a rummage sale. I love the shape of this chair and the wheels. I thought I would end up reupholstering the seat and back of the chair, until I remembered that Chalk Paint sticks to anything!
The vinyl was in pretty good condition except for a few discolorations, making it an excellent surface for a Chalk Paint makeover. One day, while I was staring at this chair, I pictured it painted with the Union Jack flag. Mr. Rubbish told me to just pick something simple like stripes, but I could not get the image out of my head, so he finally gave in and helped me lay it out (my spatial skills are not the best and he is a genius when it comes to that kind of thing).
The Chalk Paint did an amazing job of adhering to the vinyl seat! I also used the Chalk Paint in Graphite for the metal frame of the chair.
We took the seat off the frame to make it easier to paint.
I painted the cushions with Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint, first. Then, we located the center of the seat and measured out from there for our vertical tape lines. Next, we taped off the horizontal line, followed by the diagonals. I used Old Ochre Chalk Paint for this part.
Lastly, we measured and taped for the Emeperor's Silk red stripes. This is what the cushion looked like without any wax.
I used Annie Sloan clear wax first and then rubbed on the dark wax for an antique patina. The Chalk Paint and wax gave the chair the look and feel of old leather.
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