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March 5, 2015

Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair (What I Ended Up Doing)

Friends, I am so grateful for the feedback you offered when I asked what you thought of my ideas for adding the finishing touches to the Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair I shared with you last week.

The consensus was that I should leave the chair As Is and add some decorative upholstery tacks around the curve of the front legs. Another suggestion was that I add a pillow with a pop of color. As soon as I read those two suggestions I knew exactly what this chair needed.

Update on Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair

Here it is as you all saw it last week after being chalk painted. In case you missed that post, you can see it here at Chalk French Provincial Chair: What Would You Do.

French Provincial Chair with chalk painted upholstery

Adding Embellishments To A Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair


Chair Embellishment Project One: Adding A Pop Color 

Well I don't call myself the Interior Frugalista for nothing. I remembered I had leftover fabric from the Kitchen Window Roman Shade that I made using an extra drapery panel from the living room.

Leftover fabric from roman shade to make DIY toss pillow

I also remembered I had some leftover fabric from the Master Bedroom Faux Roman Shade that I made from drapery panels. Perfect to use for piping on the pillow.

Toss Pillow piping made from leftover Roman Shade fabric

While going through my stash I found some leftover clothesline cord that I used to make piping on the Window Seat Cushion in the master bedroom. Low and behold what should be laying on the bottom of that stash but the perfect size pillow form. Happy dance in my basement storage room!

Supplies from around the house to make a DIY toss pillow

Out came the sewing machine and I got to work.

Sewing piping on a DIY Toss Pillow

It took all of fifteen minutes and zero...let me repeat...zero dollars to make. Mission accomplished - a pop of color on the Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair.

DIYToss Pillow for Painted French Provincial Chair

It wasn't until after I took the picture that I saw the crease in the fabric. Note to self - steam pillow cover.


Chair Embellishment Two - Adding Decorative Trim

My first idea was to add silver upholstery tacks around the legs of the chair. Our living room is accented with silver and so I thought these would be perfect.

Silver upholstery tacks for chalk painted French Provincial Chair

FAIL - far too masculine for this curvy chair. I could have gone online and purchased some much daintier tacks but that would require patience to await their arrival. Patience is not a virtue I was blessed with, ask Mr. Frugalista.

I had these pretty self-adhesive pearl stickers leftover from the Christmas Cone Trees I made during the holidays. They come in strips so they were easy to line up and a little hot glue secured them in place.

Pearl Stick On Beads trim French Provincial Chair

I think they're perfect.

Pearl Bead trim on French Provincial Chair

Here is a close up of both the pearls and the pillow.

DIY Toss Pillow and Pearl Bead Trim on French Provincial Chair

I'm loving how the chair looks in our living room, especially paired with the small French Provincial Nesting Table.

 French Provincial Chalk Painted Chair Update

Thank you so much for your feedback and suggestions. I knew you would come up with the perfect solution.

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