Back in May I was working on a wingback chair. I made a crazy amount of progress over the course of a weekend and got mighty arrogant that I would finish the chair in no time. Then I got distracted, and distracted by those distractions and the chair slowly made itself upstairs in my studio where it couldn't mock me quite as frequently as when it lived in our kitchen.
This was the last photo I showed, and as you can see - the cushion wasn't done, and what I didn't quite realize is that it could not be completed because I didn't have enough fabric leftover :( This waverly fabric was a scrap that I had gotten from Walmart, about 7 yards, which was mistake #1 - ALWAYS get extra fabric my friends, allways!!
So my choices were to:
Since the original cushion fabric was still in great shape (just an ugly maroon) I thought I'd take a chance and paint it! I mixed two chalk paints - both Americana brand, one was called "Lace" which was white, the other "Whisper" which was a creamy-almost yellow color. I think once I paint the legs the same color, and make or find a pillow that ties the cushion and chair fabric together, it'll be more cohesive!
If you're wondering what painted fabric feels like, it feels very much like canvas. I still need to wax it, which will make it feel more like a soft denim. I think because the whole mismatched shabby chic style is very "in" right now, I can get away with this look, what do you think?
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