French Blue “Farmhouse Chic” Chair
I’ve been itching to paint something blue.
I have a million and one chairs in my garage waiting to be transformed. I thought this one would be a great candidate for a chippy blue makeover.
Brown, basic and boring but sturdy with nice lines.
The first order of business was to dress it up a bit by adding a decorative wood ornament. I found one at Home Depot that fit the size and style that I wanted.
I used some Gorilla Glue to adhere it to the back of the chair and used a clamp to hold it in place until it dried.
To cover the seat, I used a flour sack that I bought at Aberfoyle last weekend.
Once dry, I lightly sanded the chair. I did not prime it because I wanted the brown to be exposed once I sanded.
For this piece I was going for a very rough,chippy, “Farmhouse Chic” look.
To accomplish this, I brushed on a couple of sloppy coats of Martha Stewart’s “Darkening Sky.”
Once dry, I sanded with my mouse sander 220 grit. The sanding took off large areas of paint…just what I wanted.
The last step was to glaze it with a brown glaze. I did not seal it because the more it chips, the better I’ll like it.
One last look at the before and after…