Thursday, 29 May 2014

~Chair Makeover using Laura Ashley Eggshell~

I have 2 job applications that I need to complete post-haste but I am painting and waxing things instead! It's half-term so as usual I have a 'to do' list (which is not wholly achievable!) but I have managed to complete this chair makeover.
Thought I'd give this paint a try as it is cheaper than F&B and I liked the colour. It's Laura Ashley Water-based Eggshell in Duck Egg (750ml for £13.99 from Homebase or Laura Ashley)
I have to say it's a thinner consistency and doesn't have the opacity of F&B eggshell but the results are fine.  Here it is...
...and with a new chair seat - yes, more Sanderson - I'm getting very predictable.
It did take 3 coats, rubbed down with wire wool inbetween, and a final coat of Colron Finishing Wax.
It's destined for the sewing room, so it will fit in nicely I think.
 

15 comments:

  1. Brilliant job, I am also a fan of Sanderson fabric.

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  2. Is the design Little Chelsea, it looks familiar and one of my favourite designs.

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  3. You've done a lovely job on your chair! I love that colour so much, and it's a good price. The fabric looks great with it too!
    Hope you get your job applications in on time, and good luck!
    Gill xx

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  4. It is a lovely shade & your fabric choice ties in nicely with it.

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  5. Lovely little chair and the fabric is one of my favorites, x

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  6. Now you've thrown a spanner into my works! I've been buying and deciding I no like and returning paint (unused, that is) for a couple of weeks. I love this colour, so now I'm very tempted.......
    Thanks for the inspiration and it's nice to see how it's turned out and how it is to use. x

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  7. That's so pretty Sally, and will look lovely in your sewing room.

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  8. Its gorgeous Sally. I have used that shade of laura ashley paint and had good results with it. I have got a list of jobs to do but never seem to get round to doing them!Hope you get on better with your list.

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  9. It's beautiful! It will be inspirational in your sewing room!

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  10. Gorgeous chair. I love what you did! x

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  12. What a lovely makeover, love the Sanderson fabric too. Incidentally just to let you know that we've just painted out garden furniture with the Willow paint you recommended. Thanks for the advice Sally x

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