You have all seen the Louis XVI chairs around and about. And if you haven’t, I’m not sure where you’ve been….
I was on the hunt for one of these bad boys so that I could attempt to recover it. I finally found this one at Ubberhaus last Winter:
However, at $75, I wasn’t sure I wanted to attempt anything with fabric. Someday I’d love to get this recovered in a nubby linen fabric (like the Wisteria version below) but until then, I had to get rid of that dark mid 1990′s wood.
To begin, I taped off the fabric. Then RIPPED OFF the tape and went at it full force. (Note to other DIYs — that “Frog Tape” that people praise? Yeah, it’s shitty — don’t buy it).
In some places, I literally pushed down the fabric, painted, and let go. I am shameful…
So, you ask, are there small bits of paint on the fabric? Yes. Can the normal everyday person see it? NO. ‘Nuff said.
I do love a little of the dark wood peeking through on the arms and top.
(although I don’t like that bit of dark wood peeking out above. That, my friends, is just a plain old-fashioned mistake…)
What do you think? Right color? Does it need more distressing?Linking up to Chic on a Shoestring, Finding Fabulous, Perfectly Imperfect, Cottage Instincts, Keeping it Simple, Between Naps on the Porch/Met Monday, Today’s Creative Blog,and Miss Mustard Seed