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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Couple of ASCP French Chairs - Simple and Elegant

As readers of my blog know, I have fallen madly in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints (ASCP) - link to site.  I just listed several chairs that were a "simple application" of the great paints - nothing fancy - just a couple of coats of "old white" paint with a clear wax finish.  It is elegant and cannot be beaten for a clean, fresh look that will enhance any fabric.  Sometimes more is less!

Before - basic French chair with nice wood accents and oval back
Applying ASCP - Old White.  I have found that starting with the chair facing down is a good way to make sure that all the surfaces are well covered and there will be no surprises later on when the chair is upholstered and there is little room for error in correcting a patchy paint job.
Completed paint job - before sending to my go-to upholsterers - the Lees at Songs Upholstery in Norcross, Georgia 
WOW - the finished product upholstered in a great cream fabric with embroidered-like seafoam green fabric.  The Lee's do such a great job of pattern placement and double-cording the piping. 
Another View 

Other Chair - Seafoam green/blue silk  
Look how great these fabrics  go together - these two chairs would make quite a statement
 It is so gratifying when something just turns out well!  This blog is linked to the following - Savvy Southern Style


  1. Oh, those 2 chairs are to die for, I'm on my way to fetch them, though I may be a little while ~ hitch~hiking from the Charente in western France...

    1. Sounds wonderful - I think chairs are sold so you don't need to rush back - have fun!