Beaux- peep ( a decorating idea)
The wood was awful. I bought it for my girls bed room to go with their new bed linen.
Tip: look for seconds linen in clearance stores. I found this beautiful cotton ( high thread count) bed linen from a seconds store in an industrial area. $15 for a king single. A tiny mark on the corner. No big deal. Why pay $100+
All stores like bed,bath and beyond, adaires etc who stock gorgeous linen , have seconds stores.
My training is textiles and I worked in the textile industry for 11yrs. Linen is so over priced in the stores and the mark up is massive. There is always an abundance of seconds goods to be found. Buy up cheap. ( more on that note in future blogs)
Back to the chair:
All you need to give a chair a distressed vintage look is sandpaper , white enamel spray paint and spray varnish.
Firstly I masked off the upholstry to protect it.
I Sanded the wood down lightly. ( while jabbering on the phone to a friend )
I do loooove chairs. My husband says….. Please no more vintage chairs, jo!!! I was VERY self controlled- I left the above pink ones ( set of 6) in the opp shop. $50….. Imagine those pink ones in black and white upholstry and done white washed and distressed like my green one above!!! Oh my gosh…. Please some one- go and buy them.. (Ha ha)