Don't get me wrong, I love the farmhouse look with all that vintage chippy goodness but my home is a mixed bag of Traditional, French Provincial, and Shabby Chic.
I found a couple of chairs in my stash that I thought would fit the bill after some chalk paint magic and grain sack stripes.
Farmhouse Cane Back Chairs
This is what they used to look like...
Oh my goodness, the stinky dirty upholstery had seen their better days.
I painted them with three coats of the color Vanilla Frosting chalk paint by Country Chic Paint. Once dry I hit the edges with a 220 grit sanding block for a light distressed look. I thought about going all chippy with it but my traditional side kicked in.
I used a brush to paint the cane, although spraying it would have been easier. I couldn't risk the chance of overspray because I have three projects on the go at the moment, some of which are for clients.
Recently I shared our Master Bedroom Window Seat ReMakeover. When I reupholstered the new seat cushion I kept the fabric from the original Window Seat Design. I'm so glad I did because it was perfect to reuse on these chairs.
I made the cushion cover with a drop cloth and painted grain stripes.
Because of the way I had randomly painted the stripes on the bench cushion, I wasn't able to cut the fabric so the stripes matched perfectly on each chair.
...but I came close.
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Do you think they fit the Farmhouse bill?
Let's head over and see what the other DIY Furniture Girls created for their Farmhouse piece.
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You'll find this project linked up to these fabulous PARTIES