We have been painting quite a bit getting ready for Chapel Market in a few weeks, and while some of the makeovers go with our “theme” this year, some have been just for fun.

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover | perfectly imperfect

Enter our sad little chair–it had been sitting in the back for at least a year, untouched and dirty.  It was time for a fresh coat of paint.

And after….

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover | perfectly imperfect

I think it’s such a strong shape, so we went with our color stories (September) color, Napoleonic Blue and created a smooth, modern finish.

 

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover | perfectly imperfect

It was such a masculine piece that I couldn’t help but style it accordingly.  I went with the light and shadows from our old building, and styled the chair with some crates stacked as a side table.

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover | perfectly imperfect

 

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover | perfectly imperfect

The seat cushion was old and tired, and while I may recover the seat if we take this guy to Chapel Market, I painted the fabric for a quick, inexpensive fix.

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover | perfectly imperfect

I diluted Old Ochre down with water (about 2 parts paint to one part water), and painted on two coats allowing them to fully dry in between.  I then painted a quick red stripe in Emperor’s Silk.  I finished the entire seat of with a coat of Soft Wax in clear, and buffed the heck out of it until it had a nice shine.

I love, love this rich color–makes me want to branch out a bit more with our pieces in the shop.  What have you been painting lately??

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