If you adore French Country Farmhouse style you will adore this furniture makeover! <3
Ooh-la-la! We’re so Avant-garde!
Can you tell I don’t speak French?
French Furniture Makeovers
This is my non-French Country Farmhouse chair. It was bought at a yard sale for $3.
Grain sacks say French Country Farmhouse to me. So I grabbed a piece of drop cloth and cut out the shape of the chair top with a one-inch overhang. Then I washed and dried the drop cloth. That gives the cloth a perfect amount of fray.
Yep, there is a perfect amount of fray! 🙂
Then I covered the chair seat and edge with a thick coat of Mod Podge.
Next, I added a thick coat of Mod Podge to the top and side of the drop cloth. The fray was left to just…hang.
Then I coated the black chair with white chalk paint wax. Yep, just the white wax. No painting. Just brush the wax on an area, wait a couple of minutes then wipe back. You can see I left a lot of the wax. Especially in the nooks and crannies. In areas like the round spindles, I dabbed paint on the rag I was using to wipe the wax and applied wax with the rag.
Adding grain sack stripes
The grain sack stripes were added down the center of the seat. Using painters tape added about 3/4 inch wide for the wide stripe. Then added the two thin stripes when the center was dry. I used red chalk type paint. Notice I painted the frayed ends too.
The French style uses furniture in different ways. Chairs can be used to sit on, as a side table, foot stool, or to hold a stack of books. My French furniture makeover chair will be a side table in one of our guest rooms.
The cloth draped through the spindles is an old French cloth given to me by my formal grandmother in law. She was French, and a wonderful cook, and so very sweet to me and my son. She had the most beautiful handwriting. The metal tin also came from her. It usually sits on my desk holding small office supplies.
Je l’adore mes lecteurs et projets de la maison de partage.
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