Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Cottage style banker’s chair
I don’t always know how to describe my style. Obviously, I have a love affair going on with vintage pieces. But since vintage basically means old, I can’t really say that is a style.
I tend to be drawn to beachy, rustic, industrial, glam, cottage, and traditional with the slightest dash of modern. A bit of a smorgasbord.
But as soon as I saw this banker’s chair at a yard sale last summer, I knew it wanted to be a simple cottage chair.
(Okay, so confession. I had no idea this was called a banker’s chair until I googled it. I usually call office chairs on wheels “rolly chairs”. But I realized that makes me sound like a 5 year old and thought I should sound a bit more professional on my blog. But then I felt a burning desire to confess the truth.)
This guy started out nice enough – he just had a huge case of the blahs. Not to mention the wood finish had weird black flecks all over it. Not a fan of that.
So I ended up turning this guy from a manly man chair to a pretty lady.
I painted this chair with three coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in pure white. (Yes, it took three coats. The pure white doesn’t seem to cover quite as well as some of the more saturated colors). Then I distressed it with my trusty sanding block. I absolutely love the way chalk paint distresses – it just looks so natural. After recovering the seat with linen, the transformation was complete.
And here she is – a real beauty. I can see her being right at home in a sweet home office. This piece is currently for sale at Olde Salem Mercantile.
Sharing this redo at Southern Lovely, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The 36th Avenue, Beyond the Picket Fence, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Simple Home Life, Miss Mustard Seed, Addicted to Decorating, Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Coastal Charm, Not Just a Housewife, Primitive and Proper.