Thursday, May 21, 2015

Playing Around with an Old Chair: Dropcloth slipcover

Here's something I hadn't seen before: painted upholstery!

Ronna owns The Green Doors, a local store/studio that specializes in chalk and milk paint. She used Annie Sloan chalk paint on the original crushed velvet upholstery of this vintage wing chair. I think it's very cool, and feels alot like leather. She's ready to paint a different upholstered piece and asked me to make a slipcover for this one out of a drop cloth. I used an extra heavy 12oz drop cloth to help camouflage that exposed wood.

Here it is:

If you live on the Eastern Shore and you've never been to The Green Doors, you should go. Previously located in adorable Snow Hill, MD, they have recently re-located to West Ocean City to serve a bigger audience. DIY-ers can get their Annie Sloan and Miss Mustard Seed paint fixes along with expert advice from the sweet and talented owner, Ronna. People who prefer their furniture already transformed will find plenty to choose from, or can commission a custom creation. She also carries work by local artists and craftspeople, including my favorite- Mallory's Laundry Butter. 

I understand that this chair is her dog, Elvis's favorite spot. If he's not in it when you visit the store, have a seat! 

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