Vintage Accent Chair!

Don’t hate for painting this vintage accent chair.  She was in good shape and would of been easier to do a little elbow grease on the wood, but I decided to paint her to bring out the details in the wood carvings.  

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I love finding items that others do not see the potential in.  This chair has some great details and features that most look past since the fabric is worn and outdated.  

 

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I did prep this one with a stain blocking primer since most of these old dark chairs tend to have bleed through.  Instead of dealing with it after the fact, I prepared and sealed this one before beginning.  

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I applied  2 coats of chalky paint in the color elegance and a coat of clear wax.  

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I wanted to bring out the carvings in the chair, so I mixed up some black wax powder and added it to the natural wax to create a black wax.   I worked the black wax into the crevices with a small stiff brush and wiped away.  The beauty of the carvings came to life.  

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 A little paint, wax and a new seat cushion and she is back to being a beautiful accent chair.  Doesn’t she look beautiful sitting next to these end tables that have the same paint and fabric.   I think the color combination of the paint and fabric is a winner as it did not take very long for any of these pieces to sell.   You can see how the tables looked before a little tlc,

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17 Responses to Vintage Accent Chair!

  1. This turned out beautiful. I love your color and fabric choice and you did a great job accenting the carvings with the black wax.

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