Vanity Chair Update with Chalk Paint
Update with Chalk Paint and a little fabric (and a wood embellishment ;) ) to give a vanity chair a brand new look.
Today I thought I’d share a fun little vanity chair update with Chalk Paint.
It’s about time I did something with it.
It sat in my spare bedroom/office/craft room for a little over 2 years.
A sad little unfinished project. (shameful!)
Around here I always have tons of projects going on at once, so this poor little chair got pushed to the side.
I painted it in Scandinavian Pink – Chalk Paint because, of course, I originally thought I wanted it that color.
Well, I did want it that color 2 years ago.
Until last week…when I decided it was time to finish it.
And change the color. ;)
I used Provence Chalk Paint and added a bit of detail with a little dry brushing (with Pure White, also Chalk Paint).
After that was dry I sealed it with a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax.
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I picked it up at the thrift store for….I think, $3.00. In need of love and a little embellishment for this sad little vanity chair update.
You might have noticed there is something missing on the chair in that last picture that is there in the other photos above.
That would be this sweet flower/leaf embellishment here…
It’s just a little wood trim piece I glued to the front (and back too!) of this chair to decorate it up a bit.
Much better right? It needed that. I think so anyway!
I found this gorgeous Waverly fabric awhile back in the clearance bin at my local fabric shop.
I cut it to fit the chair and recovered it. (See my helper? She’s holding it for me…I think. ;) )
As I said, I painted it (again) with Provence Chalk Paint and dry brushed the white over top.
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A few close ups of the dry brushing…..I love the delicate wash effect that gives.
Styled with this fun pillow I picked up last year.
And those blue curtains you see…I made those –> NO SEW! You can read about them here.
So, finally, this little vanity chair update has a new look and a new home. :)
I put it there to take photos of it but then decided I loved the way it looked there.
So it’s staying put.
For now. ;)
A very welcoming little chair, I think.
It’s screaming “come sit on me!”.
Can you hear it?
Well, anyway, it’s at least reminding you to “enjoy, be happy, laugh and have fun”. :)
And I LOVE that little reminder every time I walk into the room.
So glad I didn’t let it sit upstairs all lonely any longer.
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Lonely…well, that’s not quite the right word since I spend so much of my time in there! ;) But I did have my back to it every single day.
Poor thing. No more!
It’s in a happy place now.
So…just a little reminder. Don’t pass up those ugly pieces at the thrift store. They are super simple to update most of the time. This project is one that anyone can do.
Have you come across any fun finds lately? I’d love to hear about them!
Wait til you see what I did with my next project!!
UPDATE!!! See it now, here!!
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Sooo cute! I think I’ll head out thrifting now. :)
Thanks Andi!! :)
Beautiful- I had the same chair, and like you, mine sat forever then I decided to finally do something with it. I just love these little chairs.
Thanks Cherie! :) They are so sweet! xo
What a darling little chair! I’ve never seen one with such a low back. Your makeovers are always so great! Did you use Pure White for the dry brushing? You probably said, and I probably missed it… :) xo, K
Thanks Karen! :) Yep, Pure White!
Great little chair, Nancy!
Thanks Sheila!! :)
So cute! I love the blue paint and the fabric you used for the cushion.
Thank you Paula!!
Love it!! The color is so pretty and love the fabric print you chose. I noticed the dry brush strokes which look amazing! Beautiful!!
Thank you Crystal :)
Yes, I think the dry brush really adds a lot to the look of the paint! It gives a fun coastal, beachy feel.
Very pretty! I am painting a chair with my leftover Provence right now! We must be on the same wavelength :) I forgot how much I loved it till I started painting. :)
Thanks Christy!! :) I love Provence! It was one of the very first Chalk Paint colors I used back when I found CP. Yes, we must be! Can’t wait to see your chair!
What a great looking chair- so unique! Love your little helper too :)
Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog
Thanks so much Mandy!! :) Yes, she is a sweetie!
hat an adorable little vanity chair. Like the little detail you added to the back rest; nice touch.
Thanks Colleen! :) xo
What a sweet little piece! And your embellishment is just perfect. Makes me want to get up and go shopping!
Thank you and yes, do, go find some treasures! :) xoxo
Loved the blue and white fabric that you used for your curtains so I copied and made my own with Steam a Seam. It was very easy and I am so happy. Now I need to find the fabric you used for your vanity chair. Thank you for sharing. Wish you lived next door.
Oh yay! Love to hear that! :) I believe that was a Waverly print. It’s been so long ago that I purchased it, I’m not sure if they still carry it. But you could search in Waverly prints to see! And yes, we would have fun creating, I’m sure! xoxo
Hi Nancy! I have this exact chair but different fabric. I love this transformation. I know that my chair has great bones and is very sturdy. I’m glad i saw this. I am not good with fabric so do you think i could paint the fabric? Where did you get that little embellishment? Is it a mould?
Thank you for sharing all of your great projects. I love Tuesday!!
Nancy, how can i add my photo on my profile?
Hey Cheryl, mine is through my blog but I think you might be able to set up a “gravatar”(profile photo) here, https://en.gravatar.com/. I think all you need is an email (and password to set it up) that you will use for all comments. Once set up, it will show up anywhere you post/comment with that associated email address. :)
Hi Cheryl! Oh that is so fun!! I’ve painted fabric many times, so yes, you can! The embellishment is a wood piece. I did this one a long time ago so I don’t recall where I got it but maybe Michael’s?? I believe they have some. Here is one of my fabric painting posts (chair seats) >>> “Painting Fabric Instead Of Replacing It” Have fun with your sweet little chair makeover! xo
Thank you sweet lady.