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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)
CoCo
Graphite
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

3 comments:

  1. Lovely! You have such wonderful taste.

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  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!

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  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 :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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