If you follow me on Facebook you may have read a post several months ago about my husband going picking for me. I sent him on a mission to bring back a French Provincial table from a lady. He ended up with a chair and a mirror. The mirror I actually turned into a chalkboard and sold it on grand opening day of University Pickers. This poor ole' chair stay buried in my garage waiting for me to do something with it. It was covered in a groovy gold velvet fabric.
I knew it had potential but y'all I don't really know how to upholster. I just make it up as I go along. Every time I take a chair apart I'm always surprised at what I find. The seat in this chair had been changed over the years and it was breaking. I had to completely redo the seat and reinforce it so it wouldn't fall apart when someone sits on it.
It also took me a while to decide on fabric. I bought a modern print at Hancock fabrics and decided not to use it. I was walking around Hobby Lobby and this fabric caught my eye. I don't usually do anything that has this much color and pattern. But I decided to walk on the wild side and bought a couple of yards. Since it was a patterned fabric I didn't do the tufting.
Of course, I thought I could throw the fabric on in a couple of hours and be done with it. It ALWAYS takes way longer to do a project than I anticipate. I had some Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue chalk paint that I have been dying to do something with. I painted the chair Aubusson Blue and I tried so hard to stick with it. I ended up repainting it! I wish I would have taken a picture of it painted in blue. I then tried Old White, Country Grey, and Old Ochre. I ended up using Old Ochre and it was perfect!