A Pair of Mid-Century Chairs

Hi there, today I thought I would share a few more of the items that I have been working on.

Here is the story on these cute mid-century chairs.  It was so crazy, I had gone to the resale shop on a Monday and picked up one of these great chairs. Loved it!  Right away I painted it with Annie Sloan Country Grey, waxed it with Dark Briwax and covered it in a neutral beige colored heavy weight linen.

I dropped by the resale shop again on Thursday and found the sister to this chair! I could not believe it, so exciting!  I hope it is obvious which chair I had already finished :)

Chair on the Left is the Before

Do you see the little wheels on the front legs? One of the many things I collect are vintage wheels….I happen to have 4 wheels that are a perfect fit. I think these chairs are so cute!

I thought this pair of chairs that were offered on One Kings Lane look so similar.  Any thoughts?

These beauties were sold on One Kings Lane..

Here is another chair that I just finished up.  I didn’t get a shot of the chair before I started working on it.  I am trying to do better is this area.   This next shot is after I had painted the entire chair in Annie Sloan Paris Grey and covered the seat in gray canvas.

And one more before and after.

Can you see the crackle finish and plastic covering

I sanded off all the crackle finish, painted with  Annie Sloan Chateau Grey Chalk Paint, then finished the frame with a dark wax.  I then upholstered the seat and back in a heavy flax linen in a natural color and then changed it up with a different coordinating flax linen upholstery fabric on the back.

 Love this fabric.  I have started collecting a variety of really high quality upholstery fabrics from a couple of great sellers on E-bay.  I love these thick flax linens!  Any thoughts?