Sunday, November 20, 2011

plain chair turned Faux French Grain sack chair

Good Morning and Thank you again to Karen of at The Graphics Fairy, for this beautiful Graphic. My sister picked up this chair for me at Goodwill for $9.99  The chair was in perfect condition, but very simple and plain.

I thought about recovering in some pretty fabric, but I couldn't. The fabric was in absolutely perfect condition. Not a stain on it and actually really nice.

Well I have been wanting a French Grain sack chair, but didn't want to spend the money. Also like other people I know who have gotten ahold of those vintage grain sacks....They have such a hard time cutting them...(meaning, they feel guilty cutting them up)

So I got out my fabric paints. I used some carbon paper and traced over the printed out graphic. It left a very light outline. Just enough for me to follow.

Here it is, on its way.

Now it looked O.K. like this, but It needed something more. So I watered down my fabric paint and ran two light lines right down the middle. I love how it looks and cost me nothing besides the chair. I had the paints...(which I got at Goodwill, in a giant bag for a buck....:))  I love how it looks and its Oh SO comfortable.  I hope you enjoyed this little project and you have a BEAUTIFUL day.

16 comments:

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

Fabulous job! Love it:-)

Artsy VaVa said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!!!

Mary said...

Great piece Karin! Love th look of a grain sack chair myself! And, "HELLO!" Carbon/transfer paper my BFF! Nice to finally put a face with the artist behind the FB posts :D Peace!

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So simple and nice.

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WhyCuzICan said...

Good morning, Karin :)

Darling project, as usual. Noticed today that my kid is following you on FB too! She must have found you thru my own tiny FB page (I only have like 5 friends listed, by design- I don't use it to keep track of things- just kid, and a couple of friends....oh, and YOU!)

Smiles,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

fromgentogen said...

This looks fantastic --- what a clever idea!
Blessings, Becky

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love it!

Junky Vagabond said...

Good for you for knowing the fabric didn't need to be changed/updated - it looks perfect with the grain sack style!
-Jill

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Great piece and love how you "frenched" it up. I've been looking to my chairs I found and now I have the inspiration! thanks

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! i love the faded look of the stripes!

cmoh said...

Love Love Love! And this is exactly what I have been wantint to do to my kitchen chairs. THanks for the heads up on using the carbon paper (I know I have some of that around here). Now I just have to find good fabric.

Thanks so much for sharing
Caro

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Heaven's Walk said...

GREAT job, Karin! I did a similar project this autumn on an old dining room chair and used FabricMate pens. Nothing better than saving alot of $$ and making our own grain sacks! :)

xoxo laurie

Becolorful said...

A great on trend update. Wish I had a chair like this of my own. :0 Thanks so much for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

It's my pleasure to feature this awesome project in my Fabulous Friday Favorites tonight. Thanks so much for sharing it! Feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button. And I'd love to see you again next Friday!

Warmly, MIchelle

Chris said...

Hi Karin, boy you did okay with that chair - you turned it into a thing of beauty. Congrats. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris