From Trash To Treasure

June 17, 2012

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Remember that old wicker chair I found by the side of the road?:

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It was on my list of summer projects I wanted to tackle this year. I found this great fabric at Joanne Fabrics on sale:

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I wanted to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because I have had such beautiful results with other projects, here and here. I loved both the ASCP in Napoleonic Blue and Barcelona Orange with the fabric:

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Both colors would have worked well but I really thought the orange would make a great statement piece. I wiped the chair down and started to paint with a brush. About halfway through painting, I decided painting wicker with a paintbrush was not such a great idea. I used three different size brushes and still could not get into all the crevices. Plus, the wicker was soaking up so much paint, I thought I would run out of the quart size paint!

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I gave the chair two coats of paint and let dry. The paint dried to a flat finish:

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I thought it would look better with a shinier gloss finish, so I rubbed on a coat of the ASCP clear wax. After drying, I buffed the wax and look how pretty it came out:

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The old seat just lifted out and it was easy to take off the old fabric:

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I used the old fabric as a pattern to cut the new fabric out:

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I stapled the fabric to the seat and put in place and I was finished!:

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I am very happy with the way it turned out. Especially happy it was a free chair! I love the color even more with the sun shining on it. I think it will make a great addition to my NH home porch. One project down!

Do you like the orange? Or do you feel safer painting furniture white or a neutral color?  I took a chance with this piece because it was free and I felt ok with experimenting a little more. I am glad I did!

If you need help with color in your home, contact me today!

 

Linking up this weekend with Amanda at Serenity Now!

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