I have a customer who has had this pair of vintage French chairs for many years. She is moving into a brand new house and wants them changed up to fit into her new, modern home.
Here is the “before” of the chairs. They have gorgeous carved details and, although quite low to the ground, a lovely shape.
Her designer gave her these pics of the finish that she wanted me to achieve.
It is a very light, layered look.
I think I’ve come pretty close. I used a layered combo of Annie Sloan Country Grey with a custom pure white/old white combo. They haven’t been sealed yet. The wax should give them a deeper finish.
When I first saw these I could totally understand why she is having the fabric replaced. However after I painted them, I really like the fabric now!
I’ll seal them later this week and will share a few pics on my Instagram page 🙂
Looks great. Love the color combination. Just makes the fabric stand out. Great job.
Thank you, Betty!
Would you please share the technique used to achieve this layer look? It’s lovely.
Hi Chris, Thank you! It was two coats of Country Grey and then a wash of Old White mixed with Pure White. I then stippled on the white and the country grey in places and let it dry. Just play around with it and you can achieve the look pretty easily.
Really nice; excellent job, Suzanne. Question: if she chances the fabric won’t that destroy your beautiful work?
Hi Sharon, No, I don’t think so. She has a professionals doing the reupholstery and I’m sure it will turn out great. They are going to take out the studs that go along the wood as well.
Perfect, I love them.
Thank you, Nancy!