Green with Envy Over These Chairs

I know if you follow me on Pinterest  {click on if you don’t- so you can!!you know I LOVE chairs… actually I have way too many myself to tell the truth.  But when I saw these French Provincial chairs, I knew instantly I would be on the hunt!! I LOVE them!! So, if you are local and you find some let me know!! I need them!! Really!!

The chairs are Henredon from 1978- says the little tag underneath the chair!! They are in pristine condition.  Melissa said that she remembers as a child that no one could sit in the room that they lived in… Isn’t that the funniest and oh so true. 

We have those few things we want to keep pretty and neat and tucked away from PB&J hands and such… Not here at my house, because well… I have too much to do to police 4 sets of those unnamed hands…

If you will remember the chairs looked like this…


 And now they are like this… A beautiful shabby distressed white frame… It made the existing fabric just brighten up and pop!! I love love these chairs.



When painting chairs like these, typically owners are recovering.  And you have them painted first and then recovered.  In this case we didn’t.  I saved them for last to be honest because I knew it would be a challenge.  

I started taping the top inside arm of one chair.  Overlapping just a bit to be able to use my little 6-n-1 tool to tuck in the tape.  I in the end thought that was really a false since of security and with the chalk based paint that I use- tape can still pull it up.  

So… I painted both of these chairs with a small angled artist brush.  2 coats and distressed with 400 grit paper to have minimal “dust” when sanding.  It gave such a smooth and beautifully soft & natural distressed look to the chairs… 









And every pair of chairs needs a little table.  This 2 tiered round scalloped edge table was painted and distressed with Wrought Iron.  And I totally didn’t get detail shots of the table… Sigh….


Thank you for stopping in and come back on the 4th for a little pop of red… Cerise that is!! It’s a beauty!!





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  1. Gee says:

    In luv!!! I remember we had a pair with a brocade upholstery though, I luved them then and I still do. Wish I still had access to them . Beautiful.
    Well done 🙂
    Happy Today.
    Hugs, Gee

    • Lori says:

      Thank you so much Gee!!! It’s funny the things we appreciate as we grow-up!! Have a great day!!

  2. Really pretty Lori! Great job!

  3. Kadie says:

    Oh these are beautiful!! I have never been very good at redoing furniture…. but I wish I was.:)

  4. Sherry says:

    Wow Lori, these are really gorgeous! I have two brown chairs I recovered before I ever started blogging and I’ve always wished I’d painted the wooden arms and legs. Now maybe I will have the confidence to do it without removing the fabric first. Although these chairs are pretty amazing and would look pretty darn good in my home 😉

  5. Oh la la….soooo pretty! I could definitely curl up in those 🙂

    Can’t wait to see you at Haven!!!!

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