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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!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Scott's Antiques Market Chair and Ottoman - ASCP Project!

I have now been using world-famous Annie Sloan Chalk Paints (ASCP) - link to website - for over a year and am the proud owner of the following colors and have used all but the sample size:

Old White
Old Ochre
Cream (new)
Duck Egg Blue
Chateau Grey
Paris Grey
Napoleon Blue (sample size)

My most recent project was a country French style chair and ottoman which I purchased in October at the Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta (every second weekend of the month).   As with every project, I learn something new and am delighted with the outcome!
This is the set as purchased from Scott's - a nice size and shape but with a finish that is a little odd!
My friend, Ouida, was trying out ASCP for the first time with a sweet table that she had purchased on one of our estate sale outings.  I did a first coat of Old Ochre.  
I achieved the distressed look by using a first coat of clear wax and then going over it with dark wax.  I find that using an old stiff-bristled toothbrush works particularly well to get into the crevices.  Next stop - Upholstery Shop!
I selected a heavy linen striped fabric which coordinated beautifully with the finish color. 
Nice neutral look!
Detail on arms and closeup of fabric.
TA DA -  Finished and enough fabric left over to do a small bolster pillow!  This set is available on Etsy and eBay and will soon be listed on my website - link to website.
On to the next project!!  This project was linked to this Annie Sloan Chalk Paint link party - Shades of Amber


  1. Lovely! You have such wonderful taste.

  2. Gerrie, what a lovely French Country chair. Your choice of Old Ochre with dark wax is wonderful with your linen striped fabric, simply beautiful. Thank you for linking up and Happy Holidays!

  3. What a gorgeous transformation!
    So glad to meet you Gerri - definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!
    Happy new Year :)