Bonjour mes amis! Ready for Themed Furniture Thursday? It’s about time for a makeover anyway, right? I’ve been spending so much time lately on my Fall décor! Can you guess what this month’s theme is? If you guessed French, you would be right!
I have painted many French graphics on pieces over the years, but for this challenge, I chose a chair and I chose not to paint graphics.
Here is the chair I chose:
I found it a couple of weekends ago when all furniture was 20% off at one of my favorite thrift stores, and it looked like a good candidate for a little French makeover.
Here’s how it looks now:
As you can see, the seat was missing from this little cutie.
I decided to cover it with fabric and add a French-inspired graphic using Lesley Riley’s TAP paper…so easy! I love this stuff. I buy it here on amazon. (Affiliate link) It allows you to iron on graphics that you print from your computer, to fabric perfectly!
But first, here’s how I fixed the seat:
- I cut a piece of plywood to fit the seat with my jig saw, sanded the edges smooth, and screwed it in place.
- Then I added three layers of batting, using spray adhesive between each layer, to prevent shifting.
- Next I used a staple gun to attach the fabric, then trimmed any excess.
- To cover the seam, I added double welting using hot glue. Don’t worry, if you can sew a straight line and have a Walmart nearby, you can totally make double welting…I show you how here.
I used DIY chalk paint in pure white for this chair, but gave it two good coats of spray shellac first since this was a bleeder. Then sanded and sealed with clear soft wax. (Full chalk paint tutorial here if you have any questions.)
I love how sweet and dainty this little chair is now.
The graphic is just right for this piece:
Using the transfer paper is simple. You can see how in this post where I made over this $8 men’s valet into this sweet feminine bench:
I also used it on this $5 yard sale stool:
Here are my Furniture Flippin Friend’s Frenchy makeovers too! (Try saying that three times fast.)
I’ll be back to share how my sectional turned out next time! UPDATE: See how my sectional slip cover turned out here now!
As always, I’m SO glad you stopped by!! 🙂
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