Monday, October 24, 2011

Henrietta Chair {Annie Sloan chalk paint}

I found this great chair at Goodwill for $10.  I've been looking for the perfect chair for my entryway and loved the legs on this one.

The before was not too bad but I knew I wanted to paint it since I already have a couple different wood stained tables in that area.

I painted two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Henrietta and then finished up with the clear wax.  I wasn't sure I liked chalk paint when I first tried it on E's bookshelf  a few weeks ago.  I loved the look of the finish but it is just so different than latex paint.  The brush strokes are more visible with it and the waxing is more work than the actual painting.  It is getting easier to work with as I get used to it.  The seat is recovered in some Anna Maria Horner Home Decor-the line is called Drawing room.  The purple in the fabric matches the paint color perfectly!



The newly updated entryway.  Our entryway is open to the dining, kitchen and living room so this helps tie all those spaces together.  Details about the art HERE.


The nesting tables were my Grandmother's and she gave them to me when I was visiting last. They are from Okinawa and she bought them when she lived there 40 years ago.  I loved looking at the carvings in them as a little girl and love them even more since I also lived in Japan, just 35 years after my Grandma did!


I like the new look of the entryway.  It's amazing how much a little pop of color can add to a space.


More about the entryway:

State Love Art
Entryway table & Mirror
Pallet Coat Rack

Sources:

Fabric-Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room
Paint-Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Henrietta