Before I show you the beginning stages let me share with you the after.
I took a full shot of the living room so you could see the full impact of just one chair.What a change! I painted that rocking chair Annie Sloan old ochre.I reupholstered it using a burlap coffee bean sack found at farm and fleet store.They were 1.99 per sack.
Chalk paint was meant to be used to distress furniture.But I decided not to distress this chair.I have a few pieces already in this room that are distressed and I did not want to over do it in one room.
I really love the whole look and feel of this room now.It has 20ft ceiling and could easily feel very cold.But it feels so warm and cozy.
That French market basket is a new favorite of mine.I found it at Maria’s shop Dreamy Whites .I have used this at my farmers market.I love how great it looks even when you are not using it.I do like hanging it on one of my ladders.I love added lavender inside too!
Another change I made was to this chair.It was painted Annie Sloan Paris Grey.But I felt it did not fit in with this room.I added a coat of old ochre to this chair as well.
Are you ready to see what it looked like before?
Bye bye 1970’s.And look what I found as I was taking the fabric off.
Not sure why this was there.But look at what it says.Romper room do you remember that? I sure do I watched it when I was a child.So funny to find this!
And if you want to see the before photos of this room look HERE
I just used Marian’s~~Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint for the first time I will be sharing that soon!
Hope you all got out and voted today! I brought my daughter with me.Good for her to see the process!
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