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Annie Sloan Provence Wooden Chairs

Have you gotten on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint wagon yet?!

I have been using this fabulous chalk paint for sometime now. Some of my favorite colors are Provence, Duck Egg, Florence, French Linen, and, Graphite. Today, I am going to show you a before & after transformation with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence.

ugly chairs glammed up

Got an ugly chair…or  two?

Craigslist and garage sales are full of those mismatched and unloved dining chairs. It always amazes me how a bit of paint and some creative juice can turn crappy into happy. These chairs were part of a dining set that I paid a whopping $40. What was part of the set you ask? A large dining table with chunky legs (swoon) and six chairs! The entire set was made of solid walnut. The set was well loved and honestly needed a whole lot more love to make it functional again.  I sold 4 of the chairs to another party for $40, making all my money back. I kept the two best chairs, which needed minimal gluing of the joints and a few screws tightened. The dining table was separated to create nightstands in our master bedroom.

wooden dining chair before

Here is how to turn that crappy into happy.

1. Remove the seats from the chairs. Use a screwdriver to untighten the screws and the seat should pull off easily. My seats were leather and in rather good shape. The leather was wiped clean and then a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen was applied and used as a primer. Once dry, DecoArt Metallics in Champagne Gold was used as the top coat. The finish was distressed.

painted leather dining seat

2. Glam up the frames. Wipe the chairs clean. Lightly sand if there is a high gloss finish. In this case, the wood was very worn, so no sanding was needed. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was used in Provence. Two coats were applied. The finish was lightly distressed. Poly protector was applied.

Provence wooden chairs

3. Add the unexpected. These chairs had some great carved detailing from top to bottom. To bring attention to the detailing on the chair backs, I added an embellishment. You can find these in the bead section of your craft store. The chairs will only be used decoratively flanking my buffet. If these were being used daily, a stencil could be added instead of the metal embellishment.

provence painted chairs with embellishment

4. Bring it all together. Place your seats back onto the frames. Fasten the seats back down with the screws. Place in your desired location.

Provence vignette

provence painted chairs

Provence painted chairs

How is that for happy?

I hope you enjoyed this post on how simple it is to turn that ugly garage sale find into a glammed up beauty! Please follow Dandelion Patina on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Wooden Chairs in Annie Sloan Provence

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Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party #102

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Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party #101

Welcome to week #101 of Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party!

Hey, hey, hey! How are ya? It has been a beautiful week thus far in Wisconsin-sunny and temps in the 60’s! Can’t complain. I have been able to open the windows, clean all the Christmas tree needles off the front porch, and utilize my clothesline again! Those may just be simple things, but believe me…those simple things make all the difference!

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Paper Napkin Decoupage Eggs

Decoupage. It is making a come back. I must say I am enjoying the simplicity of the craft. I don’t think there is any right or wrong way to do it. So, for me, decoupage is just a ‘go with the flow’ kinda project.  It is a project that you can personalize and not have sweat dripping off your forehead because you are afraid of screwing it up.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Today, I am going to share my technique in creating paper napkin decoupage eggs. The process will take a plain old white egg from ordinary to extraordinary.

decoupage napkin egg tree DIY

Materials:

painted white wooden eggs

patterned paper napkins

decoupage medium, modge podge

medium sized brush

jewelry charms & eye hooks

decorative trim

wax paper

drill

scissors

paint brush

paper napkin decoupage eggs

 

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Peel apart the layers of napkins. You will only want to use the top patterned layer.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Cut your patterned napkin into squares or rectangles. It really doesn’t matter on the size or shape of them. Start applying decoupage medium to the egg in sections, adding a square piece of napkin at a time. I also painted over the top of the napkin pieces to smooth them out and for overall adhesion.

Because my paper napkins had a few different patterns on them, I was able to create different looking eggs. I loved this because I could have variety, but the overall look would be cohesive.

decoupage paper napkin eggs

Place the egg on a piece of wax paper to dry completely. I let them dry overnight.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

To embellish the eggs as pictured, you will need to pre-drill a very small hole into both ends of the eggs. I then screwed jewelry eye hooks into the holes until tight. On the top I added a decorative trim  to hang. On the bottom I added a little charm to dangle and add to the vintage charm.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Grab some branches from your backyard and throw into a vase. Then, start adding your paper napkin decoupage eggs. It is that simple.

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paper napkin decoupage eggs

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