I thought I would celebrate
the first day of Spring
with a fun old chair transformation
using Birdwatcher Fabric!
This was such a fun makeover
because I had a cottage vision
for these old chairs.
What a new do they get
when I deconstruct the top
and replace the stuffing with lath board across.
My Dad gave me this old treasure box
of linoleum nails that worked perfect
along with the wood glue.
Now for the inspiration piece that started
the whole vision...
this Richloom Birdwatcher Fabric
that Kristen used on her chair makeover.
I purchased it online at The Fabric Finder.
This is my paint palette.
Here are some different color combinations
that I double loaded and painted on lath.
Gray and white...
Raw Sienna, White, and Dark Brown
Light Tan and Dark Brown
White and Light Brown
Dry Brush White over all boards.
The body of the chair
is painted with a dark brown wall paint
and dark gray.
Dry brush dark gray for the last coat.
So now it has a cottage style back
with lath lined up like a picket fence.
Dry brushing and mixing colors
give it a barnwood look.
I decided to add a rustic pillow option
for the comfort factor.
But they can be use either way.
I cut up a coffee bean bag.
Made ties out of the birdwatcher fabric.
Adding some pillow charm.
Kitto and I were enjoying the sunshine
this first day of Spring.
Hope you're enjoying sunshine where you are!