This journey started in my favorite thrift store with a $20 chair. I literally shoved this chair in my car if you remember this Instagram photo…FROM OCTOBER!!
I’ve kept you waiting long enough…here is the whole chair before I got my hands on it.
I loved it from first sight! It was in good shape other than scratches and I thought this was the perfect size for a bedroom chair. I knew I wanted it paint lighter and give it a lift with new upholstery. If you remember during this time we were living with Will’s parents and I had no place to paint so it sat for a while, then moving took over and it was just put on the back burner of home projects.
Back in April I painted it with my brand new box of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Grain Sack, the perfect white/grey color and I could not wait to see the chippyness.
I teased you with this Instagram photo…
Then I forgot to take a photo of the after. Almost ALL of the paint chipped away, I was so disappointed. I have this shot from the garage and you can see it a little. It was really bad, worse than it looks. It mostly chipped all off the back but it was pretty severe and every time I touched it paint chipped off. I then got the bonding agent and tried again but the paint that stuck was showing through and it looked horrible.
I contacted the team at Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and they were helpful and indicated that I would have to sand down to bare wood and start over. I hate sanding! So I opted to sand until smooth and paint with Chalk Paint. Lesson was I should have tried a test spot!
I’m not sure the colors I used but I mixed ASCP in Pure White as the base with a few others a pale grey. I also did not have it reupholstered . I have a fabric commitment phobia. Here it is in it’s orange velvet glory.
Here’s a close up, I brushed the sides lightly so I could get a peak at the brown and then distressed.
I'm happy with it for now…at least right this minute, that could change anytime. I am sure the orange will someday disappear but the pillow helps tie the colors together and the only other color in our bedroom is blue so it’s a nice contrast. The cat really likes it too, good window seat.
For $20 bucks it is pretty sweet!
Fun Fact: I have a strong dislike for the feel of sandpaper and velvet…maybe that’s why it took me so long to finish, HA!
P.S. See those curtains in the background…trying to make progress in a few rooms around here.