How do you make a dark, stately antique chair look charming? With chalk paint and a slipcover, of course. Excellent paint job by my customer. Apron-style slipcover in white chino twill created by yours truly. What a transformation! See more photos here.
Jane is moving her pair of French chairs from storage to her lake house. They will be used in a more casual setting this time around so first things first, a pit stop at my workroom for a slipcover makeover.
I used a cotton/poly canvas with low wrinkle. I love how washed natural canvas (and denim) slipcovers instantly give furniture a relaxed look.
For the design, I created a soft tailored fit and kept the styling understated to show off the pretty detail on the exposed wood arms and legs.