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DIY Projects – Queen Anne Chair Gets a Shabby Chic Makeover

I am super excited to share this shabby chic makeover with you today. My co-worker from my kickboxing studio gave me 3 chairs that were a cluttering up her space. I decided to start the makeover process with the odd man out. The arm chair (The other 2 that I received are armless dining chairs).

I thought this chair would make a great vanity or home office desk chair. Shabby chic is a style that I know many love.

Here are the BEFORE photos!

Supplies needed for this project:

First, I had to take the cushion off of the frame to start this DIY process.

This was pretty easy. 3 screws help this cushion in place. I used my power drill to remove the screws.

Next, I used a smaller flathead screwdriver and needle nose pliers to remove all the staples that secured the old fabric on the cushion. Once, I removed them all… I moved on to reupholstering aka stapling the new fabric onto the cushion with my staple gun.

I also had to paint the frame with my own creation of Chalk paint. I used Behr Paint satin enamel in the color “Vintage White.” Want the recipe for the DIY chalk paint recipe? Check it out [HERE].

I painted a couple of layers of this white chalk paint all over the wooden frame. Once all the layers dried, I went back over this piece with sandpaper to age it down a little bit. I wanted to give it that shabby chic look!

I even had assistants to make this piece over. We will just say that they supervised while I worked. lol

My last step was to use furniture wax to seal the chalk paint and aging.

Here is the finished product! Don’t you think it looks a bit nicer than it did? Maybe I am just partial to lighter furniture but I love it so much more! I hope to find it a nice home too.

Please let me know what you think of this piece in the comments below! Please share if you found this tutorial to be helpful or inspiring.

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