Oh my goodness, it’s just the sweetest ever!

chari 3 I was going to put just a plain grey, classic linen on this one.  In fact I cut it out, stapled it all on, and was just about done when I realized there was a stain.  Don’t you just hate when that happens?   How annoying…

chair 1As it turns out, it was all for the best.  I had been sittin’ on this one forever and just couldn’t move forward.  I painted several thin coats of chalk paint and sanded with 400 grit between each coat.  The finish is smooth as silk!

 I am oh so happy that darn stain intervened with my choice.

rachel aswell the prarie

This little chair was meant to be an homage to Rachel Ashwell.

curvy-accent-chair-chalk-paintI’m crazy over the curvy arms and silhouette.  This is such a solid old chair.  I think it’s maple.  I also waxed and buffed it up nicely with Miss Mustard Seed clear and antique wax.

Vintage-Hickory-Chair-CoI saved the old label, I don’t know why… as if it could tell me something.  Hmmm, made by the Hickory Chair Company Circa ?

chair2I couldn’t be happier, what a nice little ladies chair you turned out to be.  I had a vintage chenille bedspread in my treasure trove and wasn’t I just skipping when I realized it had a fleur de lis.  How perfect!



So here’s to you flower girl Rachel.

Now I’ve got the perfect seat if you happen to stop by!



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It turned out SO pretty! Some of our best projects come about by pure serendipity!


I love the pretty linen you added to this chair – so pretty (stain or not). It caught my eye over at the Furniture Feature Friday!


That’s so true, I just love happy accidents! Thanks for stopping over to see my chair.


Maryann, I adore that chair! How inspired were you to think of using the vintage bedspread! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Can’t wait to see what you do next!


Hi Lisa,
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you need help with that cupboard. You should bring it back, I always have a can of paint open on the kitchen counter.

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