The up-cycle story of an Old Summerhouse vintage chair

Posted by Julie France on

 pretty vintage Windsor country cottage chair we sourced from an Old Farmhouse in Leicestershire arrives ready for some TLC!  


After a little wash and Brush up, and a light sanding, all ready to choose a pretty French style chalk! 

Will it be French linen grey ( a gorgeous warm grey perfect for more contemporary interiors ) Antoinette pink ( a gorgeous muted pink, perfect for your 'tea-room' look!  Country cream ( a  putty-coloured neutral, works well with existing colour schemes ) duck egg ( a pretty vintage bluey/green for a fresh pop of colour, lovely in your Country Kitchen! Or Versailles mustard ( a fabulous creamy yellow .. think Pale Dijon mustard ) 

Country cream it is!!... 

Chalk paints give a really 'organic' look to old furniture and distress  naturally over time as you would expect a vintage piece to do,  rather than using high end type paints ( Farrow and Ball etc., which advertise themselves as suitable for painting furniture,  but the reality is, they give a very good initial 'shiny' manufactured look, as it contains large amounts of latex, however, within really quick time, this style of paint chips really easily and leaves holes as one would expect if you add paint originally designed for walls on vintage furniture! 

All painted and ready for some sanding and distressing magic! ✨

We add some pretty light distressing around the turned wood features, with a clear wax then added for protection to give a unique hand-finish to each piece. 

Et Voila!! All finished and pretty!