Friday, December 14, 2012

Pair of Union Jack Chairs

I found these sturdy, cane back, side chairs at a community yard sale.  I initially only bought the one with arms, but I had to go back the next day to pick up a hutch and I saw that the other chair was still there, so I decided to rescue it too.

Besides a little dust, the chairs were in perfect condition.  I love that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint sticks so well and feels so natural on vinyl.  I had already painted the Union Jack on this vintage office chair, so I knew Chalk Paint would work beautifully over vinyl and was easier than reupholstering.

I painted the chairs with Old Ochre Chalk Paint and distressed them before waxing with Annie Sloan clear wax.

Here is the armless chair.

I painted the Union Jack with Napoleonic Blue, Emperor's Silk and Old Ochre Chalk Paints.  Before waxing the seats with clear wax, I made a wash by mixing Old Ochre with water and painted that over the whole seat.  This gave the Union jack a faded appearance.  

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Okio B Designs said...

Oh my! How stunning!


Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

I love them! What a great idea to just paint over the existing upholstery!

Restyled Vintage said...

They are gorgeous and the colours are perfect :)

Since you waxed the seats, are they suitable to be sat on? I am wondering if the wax would warm up and stain the clothing of anyone who sat on them long enough?

Kathryn J Cain said...

I love these and I painted a handbag with ASCP, leather....It was for a gift....sometime I need to do that your chairs

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

YOUR killing me... OMGUSH can I say LOVE LOVE UBER love those chairs.. I would buy those if I were near you .. JUST GORGE !!!!

Anonymous said...

Those are Awesome! Great job!

michele said...

they are beyond fabulous!


Amber and Brad said...

Amanda, your Union Jack Chairs came out beautifully. Love how you painted right over the vinyl and your watered down Old Ochre mix for a faded look is genius! Thanks so much for linking up with us. Happy New Year!

Mel said...

What a save and transformation! I really like the effect your achieved with the aging of the seats, not to mention that they are so stinkin' adorable!


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