Just Ducky

Just Ducky

Duck Egg Blue Chair (After)

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?  I ate far too much all weekend and had the most relaxing time with my family.  We shared stories, movies, long walks in the woods and finished up last night with some Christmas decorating.  Can’t wait to share it with you all soon!

Today, I want to share a little chair makeover.  I fell hard and fast for this lovely lady at Interior Consignments in North Scituate.


This how the chair looked when I saw her:

Chair (Before)

Oh, did you notice that fantastic oriental runner next to the chair?!?  Also, got that at Interior Consignments for my home.  The rug was $99 for a 14 ft runner.  It just needs a little repair.

My favorite part of the chair is the curved legs

(Before)

I also love the cane seat.  It was in perfect condition so I didn’t want to paint it.

I got my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint out in Duck Egg Blue (my favorite ASCP color) and watered it down.  Then I brushed it on and wiped away with Viva paper towels.  I like using Viva for this because they have no pattern on them.  This gives that nice washed effect.

I love how you can see the wood grain peeking through the paint.

Duck Egg Blue wash and wood grain

The wash really brings out the curve of the legs:

Rounded legs

The wood is lifting in places on the back but I think it adds to the charm.  It looks like the chair has always been this way – sitting in someone’s bedroom looking out to the sea.  It has been sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax.

After

I’m planning on bringing her down to the Scituate Rocks Crafts Fair on Saturday, December 1st.  Hope to see some local friends there!  You can meet her in person!

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Comments

  1. A beauty for sure ~ love the natural cane seat!

  2. love the colour! a beautiful transformation.
    x

  3. I recently saw a chair with a cane seat and wondered how good it would look painted up, but the chair itself wasn’t nearly as pretty as this one. Anyway, you’ve done another great job and that runner looks amazing.

  4. I’m actually blown away at how awesome the after is – I absolutely LOVE it!

  5. I love the whitewashed look of the chair! You did a beautiful job!
    I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, come check it out if you want to pass it on!
    http://www.thegoldensycamore.com/2012/11/blog-awards-take-2.html

  6. This is my favorite color by ASCP. I haven’t done many projects with the paint but the ones I have involve this color :) Nicely done!

  7. love that wash!

    hope you can stop by when you have a moment.

    smiles and sunshine to you.

    michele

    http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/11/hello-lovely-paris-apartment.html

  8. A wash was perfect! that chair has a lot of character! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  9. Great find and fantastic redo. You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. I love duck egg! It’s an amazing color. Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays, Danielle! :)
    Julie

  11. Love it Danielle… especially the colour!!
    Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  12. Danielle, thank you so much for Linking Up to our Link Party! You are so talented and we are thrilled to show it off. You were featured on our blog this week! Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your week.

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