Fabulous Figural Chairs

By Cindy Collins, Owner, Designer at Romancing the Home at Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors in Buford, GA.

These fantastic chairs were once stained in blonde oak and upholstered in a very dated, busy tapestry fabric. Consequently, the figural details were lost in the monotone finish the wood and the design and texture of the fabric.  The carved relief, piercings and details of the chair frames were brought to life with layers of Gray Limoge and Palace Gray Paint.  For further enhancement, Pearl Effects in Argentine and Burnished Pearl were applied using a combination of dry brushing and wet distressing.  Van Dyke Glaze was also applied "age" the finish.  Top coat was then applied to protect the finish.  Rich, gray velvet fabric was selected to compliment the chair frames without stealing the spot light or overpowering  the gorgeous carvings or  new finish   Ornate arch cup hardware pulls were attached to the back of the substanial side chairs to allow them to be easily drawn for seating.  Complete as a set of six  with two arm chairs and 4 side, these chairs are fit for a king, queen and the rest of the royal family. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesSilverado Bench Seat And Chairs

Products Used

  • Farmhouse Furniture Paint in Gray Limoge and Palace Gray
  • General Finishes Van Dyke Glaze
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat

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