Hey, guys! While I was working on the French Country end table, I was also painting this dining chair to use as my office/ sewing chair, using the same paint and techniques.
The Chair Frame
This was an orphan left over from the set of chairs I recovered with stenciled drop cloth last year. I bought five chairs at the thrift store, but this one sported holes on the sides of the seat frame and the back. An armless arm chair? I filled the holes with dowels and wood filler, then sanded smooth.
Of course, that meant that I had to paint this chair, unlike the other four, which only needed new upholstery. Since I knew I couldn’t match the finish, I sold the other four as a set, and kept this one for myself.
Time to reupholster the seat. I used a piece of drop cloth for my fabric again, but this time I stenciled it with the Allover Peony Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. I chose the same purple paint that I used for my stenciled area rug.
I didn’t want the color quite as dark, though, so I added white to get two lighter shades.
Hmm, just noticed that I laid newspaper down to protect the floor… everywhere except under the bowl of paint.
Ok, moving on, I stenciled the larger peonies with the medium purple, the smaller flowers with the lightest purple, and the vines and leaves with white. I did place newspaper under the fabric….
After stapling on the fabric, I realized that I’ve had this chair in pieces for so long that I couldn’t find the screws to reattach the seat. Luckily for me, Richard hoards screws and nails like I hoard chocolate.
In honor of her pretty floral seat, I’ve decided to name her Fleurette.
Now if only the organizer fairy would visit, so I can actually use Fleurette in the office/ sewing room. ~sigh~
PS: As friend and reader Bernice pointed out, I failed to name my French Country end table. So, I asked my fellow facebook doodlers for help. Sharon from Mrs. Hines’ Class came up with the winning name, Francesca. She will be getting a little surprise in the mail this week. Follow along on facebook for a little extra fun, and maybe even a surprise or two now and then!