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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!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Annie Sloan Projects - Chairs and More - Part I

I just added several chairs to my "Annie Sloan Chalk Paint" (link to website) Collection AND finished two tables and a mirror for our renovated space - I am an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint fool!   My ASCP board continues to grow link to pinterest board.

I have Coco, Off White, Paris Grey, Old Ochre, Duck Egg Blue, Chateau Grey,  and Graphite in my paint collection.
Here is a pictorial view of the projects which I will break into at least two postings:


I purchased these chairs for a pittance ($35) at a "real" estate sale from the descendants of a 94 year old woman who had these chairs for many years and had upholstered them herself several times.  The styling was great and they are heavy.  The seat cushions were shot and needed replacing and the wood very tired.  They were ideal candidates for an ASCP paint treatment and I choose Old White with clear wax to complement the red and white ticking fabric I had selected.  
Before - I used Goof Off link to clean the woodwork and was amazed to see how much nicotine stain came off - my whole white T-Shirt (favorite rag) was dark brown and orange.
Midway - Chairs refinished in Old White with Clear Wax. 
After - Upholstered by the great Lee's of Norcross, GA in a red and white cotton ticking!
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I had a mirror purchased about 10 years ago (cheaply) from Home Depot which was a very bright brass color.  It did have beveling and the frame was solid wood (not plastic).   So, instead of automatically including it in my next garage sale, I thought I would take a quick shot at making it work in my newly renovated terrace level.  I don't think you can ever have too many mirrors!  

Here are the very few steps I took to redo and the finished product is proudly displayed below:

1)  Nothing to clean or prepare
2)  One coat of ASCP - Graphite loosely applied
3)  Slight sanding of edges to bring the gilding and undercoat of reddish wood through
4)  One application of dark wax
5)  Slight buffing 

And here's another TIP I am happy to share.  Goof Off (see above) works very well to remove paint from the mirror and to use as general clean-up.  Easy to do and great results with no damage on mirror surface.

I love my NEW mirror and am looking at other similar type mirrors to do more of this - it is certainly a good way to make old mirrors new again!

Mirror in Terrace Space.  More on this table (also ASCP'd) later!

These projects are linked as follows:  Southern Hospitality and French Country Cottage

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