Denim Blue Chair Makeover

I have this Aunt… she’s a pretty special lady. And she has a pretty special husband too. He happens to keep my wood stock full, and she happens to be a major supporter of the WGC.

A while back, I stumbled across a set of eight lovely cafe chairs. I absolutely loved their style and I knew their smaller size would be absolutely perfect for my Aunt’s kitchen. Since her kitchen is a bit on the smaller side, and she just ordered a new pedestal table, I knew they were the perfect chair for her!

Once she had them, we decided to give four of them a makeover. She loves denim blue, so she was instantly excited about covering the chair seats with denim fabric, and she really wanted the chair to be a dark blue/black. So that’s what we did.

She’s completely in love with them, and I’m completely happy to help since she’s such a big cheerleader of me and the blog.

Here’s what we started with…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

Some of them were pretty beat up and the finish on several of them was really faded… Plus, she’s a big lover of color, so paint them we must!

After we gave them a good wipe down, and removed the seats, we started painting them with the DecoArt Chalky Finish paint in Relic.

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

The chairs were basically completely covered after one coat, but we added a second coat just to cover them completely.

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the paint had dried, I started lightly distressing them to reveal a bit of the dark wood stain from the original finish…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

After we wiped off any dust, I used the DecoArt Clear Creme wax

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

While the chairs had a bit of time to cure, I started working on recovering the seats.

We cut a good size square of denim and ironed out the wrinkles…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then placed the right side of the fabric face down…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

And started stapling the fabric around the existing cushion…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

I just kept pulling the fabric tight as I went along, being careful not to have any noticeable ripples on the sides…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I had it all stapled tight, I trimmed off the extra fabric…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

And was left with a lovely denim seat…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I just screwed the cushion back onto the chair.

After that, they were ready to use!

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

They’re exactly what my Aunt was wanting…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

The denim fabric is perfect with the relic paint, and it definitely brings out the blue in the paint…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

And all four chairs look fabulous together…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

They’re going to be the perfect addition to her kitchen…

Denim Blue Chairs by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I hear her pedestal table is ready and waiting for it’s new friends…

I’m just as excited as she is! These chairs are perfect, and as denim blue as I ever saw…

You can find the new Chalky Finish paint online at Home Depot! They have so many fun colors to choose from too! Happy Painting!

*This was a sponsored post by DecoArt. However, all opinions about the new Chalky Finish paint and these loovely denim blue chairs are my own! For my full disclosure policy, click here.

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. So cute! Love the chairs. Great job.

  2. Those are gorgeous and what a pretty paint colour. I’m sure your Aunt will love them. I’m a fan of denim so these are especially appealing to me.

    • THANK YOU so much, Elizabeth! I love the denim too, and my Aunt is in love with them! She’s really excited! :-D
      -Shayna

  3. They look awesome, and I love the color she chose! Love the denim also and you did an excellent job! Many years of good food, good family and tons of laughs sitting around her table in those chairs!!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Amy! She is in love with them! I look forward to sitting around her table, making memories! :-D
      -Shayna

  4. Another great makeover! They sure look fresh and pretty. Ready for a new life. And hey, you gotta keep the wife of the wood supplier happy ;) lol!!

  5. Good job, they are breath taking very nice. It still amazes me how you can take something old and put a little paint on it and bring life back to it. The wax that you put on them can you use any paint or dose it have to be the deco art.

    • THANK YOU so much, Clara! Paint is such an amazing thing! You could use any paint or wax, but I’ve found the DecoArt product to be very nice and cost effective! :-D
      -Shayna

  6. i love it. i really do! thank u for sharing shay!

  7. Wow, those look great! and thanks for including the link to Home Depot chalky paint~~I wasn’t aware they had that, but I’m really tired of trying to track down Annie Sloan paint and pay the outrageous price for hers!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Denise! I think you’ll like the DecoArt paint. I’ve really enjoyed it— and it’s very cost effective! :-D
      -Shayna

  8. Awesome!!!

  9. I love the chairs, they look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  10. You’re so good at what ya do, Shayna! Love the antiqued look…its so slight, but just enough, to make me swoon…ooh la la!!! Blessings & <3
    M

  11. Very nice! I love the chalky paint, I have that color as well and plan to use it on a bench soon.

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