I've been wanting to make some linen chairs for a while now and was just waiting for the perfect set to come along. I found a darling pair of chairs that were solid, well-made and priced right. Here's how they turned out:
Good Ole Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, distressed and clear waxed:
I chose to gather the cushion and it took FOREVER! Not sure I'm ever going to do that again, but it is pretty:
A pretty curve, that might have seemed too much unless a neutral fabric was chosen:
Before and After:
I love how these turned out. Since it is real linen, I did Scotch Guard them and I'm not sure I'd let them be in a family room with MY kids!!
Here's some Internet Linen love:
Carrier and Company
Linen: So lovely, textured and timeless. I especially love how it looks with the dark woods.
As an added post, here are another set of French Script chairs I redid.
(and, yes, that is PLASTIC on the cushion! ewww, it was sticky too!)
And the After:
Spring has hit early here in the Chicago area and all I can think is "Garage Sale season is almost here!" Yipppeee!