CeCe Caldwell Paint Debut
After my road trip to Bungalow 47 I couldn't wait to try out my new CeCe Caldwell paint and wax. I went way outside my comfort zone and started with Vintage White. I'm serious about being out of my comfort zone. I can't remember ever painting anything white. Oh, yeah, I forgot I painted my kitchen cabinets white last winter. They are wonderful. But I digress.
I picked out a chair from my stash (I have a few stashes). This one was a $5 special from an estate sale I went to last summer. I slapped on 2 coats of CeCe Caldwell Antique White paint - which by the way paints like a dream. I didn't even sand it. I rubbed down the whole thing with a barely damp washcloth and that was all the distressing I needed. The CeCe Caldwell wax is heavenly. I used one coat of clear and then did a VERY light go over with Annie Sloan's dark wax. CeCe Caldwell will have dark wax available soon. I'm anxious to try it. I can't quite figure out how she will get a dark wax without chemicals - but I guess that's why I'm not the one making it!
I rather like the crumbling burlap on the deconstructed chair back so I am leaving it as is for now. If I get to where I am using this chair for sitting rather than looking pretty I will have to replace it. It sheds really bad. You know how much burlap sheds? Well multiply that by 35 years - many of them apparently in a garage with no upholstery on top of it.
I don't know what the eventual use of this chair will be so I didn't want to do a permanent cover on the seat. I covered a new piece of foam with some drapery lining I had laying around and made a very temporary slip cover for the seat.
I love this fabric and like the way it looks on this chair. But it is $70 a yard Ralph Lauren linen and I only have 2 7/8 yards. I bought it at Calico Corners last summer out of a discount (big discount) bin and I've been hoarding it to use in my dining room somehow. I wanted it to still be usable on my chairs so I cut it in a size that would be big enough for one of them
To make the temporary slipcover for the seat:
Cut and hem the edges of a 23"x27" piece of fabric
Tuck the fabric in across back of seat
Fold under corners of the front skirt
Made an inverse pleat at the front corners
Tack the pleat closed with a vintage button
And I figured out something while I was trying to decide how I would cover this chair. A king sized pillow sham folded in half makes a perfect seat skirt for a small sized chair like this. I guess that means you could make two covers out of one sham.
Hmmm, wonder how many projects I can get from this one can of white paint????
Make something wonderful today!
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