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Farmhouse Chair Makeover



After a fun and relaxing vacation with friends, I’m excited to be home and to get started on some new projects I have plans for.

My first task was to finish this farmhouse chair I started a few weeks ago. It is an old farmhouse style chair I picked up a few years ago at an Antique Store.  I had originally planned on painting the whole chair one color but after sanding it down I quickly changed my mind. I really loved the details and the character in the seat so I decided to try a little experiment and stain the seat of the chair and paint the rest.


On the seat of the chair I used Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut and wipe on poly to seal it.

For the paint I used my old favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but tried a new color for this one. The name of the color is Versailles and it’s a really pretty light green.

When the paint dried I used a layer of Annie Sloan Clear Wax followed by a light layer of Annie Sloan Dark Wax to accent the details.






Thanks for looking!!


Linked to:

Transformation Thursday @ Shabby Creek Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Give Me the Good Monday @ Rain on a Tin Roof
The Scoop Link Party @ Cedarhill Ranch
Lil Luna Link Party

4 thoughts on “Farmhouse Chair Makeover

  1. It’s perfect! Love the stained seat and pretty shade of green! Thanks for sharing at The Scoop!…hugs…Debbie

  2. Beautiful transformation! I found a chair similar to this for free on the side of the road and am going to try this painting method. I also love the color of the wall in the background. Can you tell me what paint you used (brand and color) on your wall?
    Thanks so much!
    Michelle Wyman
    Hummingbird Design

  3. Thanks Debbie! And thank you for featuring my chair on your blog! You made my weekend! ~Jess

  4. Hi Michelle! What an awesome find – free is always best! (: The wall is in my Dining Room and I used Benjamin Moore “Stone Hearth” #984. Thanks so much for looking! ~Jess

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