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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!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Latest Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Project - Four Chairs

Latest ASCP Project - Four Carved Chairs
It has been some time since I've reported on my more recent Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) projects and I continue to be a devotee. I was heartened to find that a shop in nearby Norcross, GA (Chalk it Up - link to website) is a stocklister for ASCP and I stop by every now and then just to talk "chalk painting".  I need to sign up for an advanced class to learn some new techniques.

The set of chairs were purchased at one of Vicki's estate sales - she has become one of my favorite Atlanta-area sellers and often gives me a good deal if she can. Upon arriving at this sale, she told me right away that she thought there were some "projects" for me in the garage and I found these.

The four chairs had obviously been sitting around for some time. The paint was awful - a chipped, stained mustard color. The shape of the chairs and woodwork design, however, were very nice and they were of the age and construction quality that included hand-tied eight-way coil springs in the foundation - almost never seen these days in this type of upholstered piece. I bought them for $80.

The chairs sat around for some time before I proceeded to redo.  I choose a color called "CoCo" - a taupish-brown and finished the woodwork with first clear and then dark wax to enhance the carvings. I have about 10 colors to choose from and usually, as was the case here, make a selection after selecting the fabric.

I choose the ASCP color finish to coordinate with the fabric.
The chairs turned out beautifully!

I really liked how the chairs turned out. I am now looking for more projects!


  1. Amazing - absolutely amazing what paint can do!!!
    These turned out beautiful :)