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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Louie Chairs

Over a year ago...ahem...I scored some Louie chairs at a neighborhood garage sale. (Cue Beverly Hillbillies music!)
Remember these:
My old chairs were rickety and falling apart:
I was chomping at the bit to try out Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! The folks at Annie Sloan Unfolded were amazing and so patient helpful. I was waffling between "Paris Grey" and "French Linen" and their paint expert, Lisa helped me decide on "Paris Grey!"
Here is the best part about this paint- NO prepping, NO priming and only ONE COAT!
Even though I love linen, it was not a wise choice for my large, messy brood. I went with $10 drop cloths from Lowes! 
As most of my projects go, it takes a village to finish them! I took care of the painting and a gal pal with sewing skill whipped up the cushions and the backs of the chairs.

At the same yard sale, I scored this fabric. I am a big ole color chicken but thought I could handle this splash of color on the back of two chairs. 


Now, they are ready to hold my brood for countless family meals, holiday gatherings and homework battles! 
Taking bets- Which child will be the first to spill ketchup, wipe bbq sauce (or worse!) or write their name with sharpie on our "new" chairs?

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90 comments:

  1. Nice job! Love the pop of color on the back of the chairs!

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    1. Thanks, Sara! If I get tired of the color, I can just turn them around!

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  2. Beautiful job. Scotchgard the seats. It makes a huge difference.

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  3. Love the surprise of the pattern on the back of the chairs! Brilliant!

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  4. Beautiful! LOVE the color on the backs of those chairs! Just right!

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine. I had my doubts but I am loving it!

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  5. These are so beautiful!!!! Any chance your girlfriend can whip up a tutorial on how she reupholstered with drop cloths?

    Christine

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    1. Great idea, I'll ask her! I also have drop cloth curtains in my sunroom! Thanks, Christine!

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  6. I love the no primer thing!! Any ideas on how to paint a kitchen table? Think this paint brand would be ok?

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    1. YES! I forgot to mention that I added an AS wax! You are welcome to try my paint if you want?!?

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    2. What's an AS wax? I'm a total novice here Kerry.

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    3. Sorry, Annie Sloan wax. Happy Birthday!

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  7. Oh wow, those are crazy gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I was just thinking that I am so glad I found you moon ago at the photography challenge!

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  8. I love them but that fabric is AWESOME! Love it!

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    1. I may or may not have double squealed at this yard sale! Thanks, Helen!

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  9. Your chairs are stunning! Such a classic style and you really gave them some personality...love it!

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  10. I hope my drool didn't break my ipad! I am in love with your chairs. What great fabrics!

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    1. I drool every time I look at them! Good thing I used Scotchguard!

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  11. oh I would love to score some chairs like that! Love the flower fabric!

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    1. Yard sale season is upon us- keep your eyes peeled!

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  12. Beautiful! And a great improvement!

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  13. Chairs - GORGEOUS
    Chalk Paint - Gotta try it!
    Gal Pal with THOSE kind of sewing skills - Would she mind if you pimped her out?

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    1. I'm am keeping her all to myself! Thanks, Divine One!

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  14. Oh I seriously LOVE those!! I'm thinking they need to come for an extended stay at my house. ;-) The fabric on the back is just perfect!
    Vanessa

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa! I am packing now, please get margaritas ready!

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  15. Gaw-jus! Just make your kids eat outside?

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  16. They are perfect! Is the wax liquid or like a paste? Ellen

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    1. It is a paste, applied with a cloth or brush. Easy, peasy.

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    1. I think the fabric is my favorite part! Thanks, Carissa!

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  18. Can you buy Annie Sloan paints locally or have to order them online? How do I get a paint chart of colors that come in the AS paints?

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    1. I don't think you can buy it in stores, yet. Go to the website- prepare to swoon!

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  19. Great job! I love Chalk Paint! Be sure to check out some of my projects too. I've done a Louis Chair too! :)

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    1. Don't you just love Louie chairs? Thanks, Leslie!

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  20. Simply stunning. The floral back is the crowning touch!

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  21. Oh wow, they are absolutely exquisite. I love the fabric on the back. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty! I fell in love with the fabric pronto!

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  22. P.S. I would love for you to link these over at my party. I have changed the name of Table Top Tuesday to Inspire Me Tuesday and this fits perfectly. Thanks Marty

    www.astrollthrulife.net

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    1. YAY! Thank you, I'm on my way. Better late than never, huh?

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  23. They are exquisite! I love the fabric on the back, makes them pop without being overdone....
    There is Scotchguard (I think it still exists) and it will help the fabric stay, cleaner.....
    Love them!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Scotchguard is my new best friend! Thank you for popping by!

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  24. I must start looking a flea market and garage sales again! Wow, I have been looking for some Louie chairs. You did a great job, so beautiful!

    Carol

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    1. Garage sale season is upon us! Go get 'em! Thanks, Carol!

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  25. Loving them~ sharing them at the party tomorrow! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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    1. WOOT! Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest, Courtney!

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  26. gosh, these are fabulous, love that print!!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! I swooned when I saw the fabric!

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  27. I am going to need to redo my office chair now after crying all over it from reading your other blog about your daughter turning 10. thanks!

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  28. I LOVE your chairs. Just saw them over at Feathered Nest Fridays. Would love you to share them at my link party if you get a chance: http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2013/04/silver-pennies-sundays-link-party-and.html

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  29. What an amazing transformation! If you get a chance, please share this on my sunday linky party (starts sat 6pm) http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/

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  30. Hey there- I really love how the chairs came out - what a lucky find and such a great transformation. Don't you just love ASCP? I've got a couple of pieces that need painting - gotta get to work!
    -breida

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    1. Thank you, Breida! It took me a year to finally get around to this transformation! Can't wait to see what you paint!

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  31. Hi Kerry!!!

    I love your new chairs!!!!

    The colors you chose was really nice and the splash of color is just out of this world gorgeous!!!!

    Now, who will mark them first? I say the Mr. They are worse than the kids!!

    Have a great weekend Kerry!!

    Pam
    xox

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    1. You win. The mister dropped chocolate cake in his lap! Thanks, Pam!

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  32. I LOVE your chairs. The pop of color with the fabric on the back is fabulous. I would love for you to link these up to my Swing into Spring party that opens each Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  33. Love, love, love the chairs. You did a fab job. I will be featuring these at wow!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim! I owe you a truckload of chocolate for being the hostess with the mostest!

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  34. Beautiful - seriously, those are some of the prettiest chairs I have seen in awhile! Love that floral fabric!
    -Shelley

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    1. Thank you, Shelley! Big George had left his teeth marks on my old ones. He might lose his teeth if there is repeat performance!

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  35. Love these chairs! I'm a scardy cat when it comes to color so these backs are perfect. Do you know how the fabric was attached on the wicker part of the chairs? I have a big wingback like these and am wanting to do somewhat of the same thing. What do they look like on the front? Love, love, love!!

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    1. Hi, Becky! The two end chairs didn't have the wicker backing. They already had fabric and I think she just stapled the new fabric over it. Voila!

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  36. Awesome chairs, Kerry! Beautiful pop of color! Any chance to get a tutorial on how you changed the back of them? I found you through Inspire me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
    -Oana

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    1. Thanks, Oana! Great idea! My friend did the hard work, I will ask her for details. Thanks for popping by!

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  37. Me fascina como quedaron las sillas, se ven muy elegantes con el estampado de atrás. Saludos desde Costa Rica.

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  38. Just beautiful! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays!

    Andie

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  39. What gorgeous chairs!You scored big!!! I love the transformation. Stopping by from Kim's.

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  40. Your chairs are beautiful. You made great paint and fabric choices!

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  41. Sweet....they look great and love the cain back.....

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