The gold color doesn't work in any other room of the house either but for sentimental reasons we don't want to part with the chair. The upholstery is in excellent condition, aside from a stain that I could not remove for the life of me. So I decided to change the color using chalk paint!
So I got to work painting it with a 50/50 mixture of Pure White and Old White chalk paint. Here it is after one coat.
I've chalk painted upholstery before by adding water to the paint to dilute it. This time I decided to dip the bristles of my brush into a pail of water first and then into undiluted paint. I have to say I much prefer this method as it goes on so much smoother. Before applying the paint I lightly dampen the chair using a spray bottle.
I was liking how it was toning down the gold and softening the stripes and that nasty stain disappeared quickly too.
After the forth coat I gave the chair a coat of clear wax to soften the fabric. Works like buttah like buttah!
So soft and pretty! I gave the legs a little dark wax in the grooves to make the details pop and give the chair more depth.
Then came time to style it for photos. It looks great with the small nesting table I refinished last year.
Since the tea was poured and the cookies were out of the package, I stopped for a break.
I'm definitely liking this chair much better in white but here's the thing.
...I feel like it needs something.
This is where you guys come in. I could really use your help. Which option would you choose if it were your chair?
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