It just gets all over everything.
It started out simple enough. I got some ASCP in Paris Grey paint to make over this table.
Before I knew it, I was eyeing this old chair in the corner of the office and thinking, "I wonder what chalk paint could do for that poor old thing"?
It was in pretty good shape but the cording had come loose and the chair pad was worn out. And that dark wood just wasn't doing it for me.
Besides I still had 3/4 of a can of chalk paint to play with.
So in the middle of the table project, I just couldn't stop myself from taping off the wood and trying a little of the Paris Grey on the chair.
I do have a bit of a problem with focus.
It seems I always have about 10 half-finished projects going on at a time.
The original finish was very worn so I really hit the arms with sand paper, maybe a bit too much.
But I do kinda like how it looks like this was someone's favorite chair and the finish was worn down hour by hour from an aging hand running over it.
It was pretty simple to reattach the cording. I just used a regular glue gun and it seems like it will hold for a while.
At least until I'm ready to change it again.
I unpicked the original cushion cover and used it as a pattern to make a new one.
The fabric I choose had the look of old tooled leather. It was a pain in the patootie to work with, just letting you know.
The arm rests also got a touch of the "leather" fabric.
They kinda remind me of the elbow patches on a tweed jacket. The kind a college "Professor of Philosophy" might wear.
All in all I was pretty happy about how it turned out. Although I think it could use a few pillows to help blend the two fabrics.
Maybe something in a houndstooth??
But I really don't have time for pillows just yet.
I can't seem to get the lid back on the can of ASCP. Even before the chair was done I was dabbing it on yet another project. I've been painting everything that isn't breathing.
They really ought to put a warning label on that paint!!
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