This chair was refurbished by DeDe from Designed Decor with Elegance and some dark wax to bring out the details. Now it perfectly matches her fabric topped side tables!

Elegant Detailed Chair #DIY #paintedfurniture #antiqueing - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I love finding items that others do not see the potential in. This chair has some great details and features that most look past since the fabric is worn and outdated.

Elegant Detailed Chair #DIY #paintedfurniture #antiqueing - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

A little paint, wax and a new seat cushion and she is back to being a beautiful accent chair.

Elegant Detailed Chair #DIY #paintedfurniture #antiqueing - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I did prep this one with a stain blocking primer since most of these old dark chairs tend to have bleed through. Instead of dealing with it after the fact, I prepared and sealed this one before beginning.

Elegant Detailed Chair #DIY #paintedfurniture #antiqueing - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Now she was ready for her 2 coats of Elegance and a coat of clear wax.

Elegant Detailed Chair #DIY #paintedfurniture #antiqueing - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I wanted to bring out the carvings in the chair, so I mixed up some black wax powder and added it to the natural wax to create a black wax. I worked the black wax into the crevices with a small stiff brush and wiped away. The beauty of the carvings came to life.

Elegant Detailed Chair #DIY #paintedfurniture #antiqueing - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Elegant Detailed Chair #DIY #paintedfurniture #antiqueing - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Doesn’t she look beautiful sitting next to these end tables that have the same paint and fabric?


DeDe

DeDe {Designed Decor}

DeDe is a wife, mother and artist who loves to create, repurpose and decorate. I am a self-taught artist and decorator, who finds inspiration from my life experiences. On my blog, you will find stories about my handmade items, decorating, baking, organizing, home projects and just plain living. I truly love what I do and I love to share my creativity and passions with those around me. I can see an old thrown away item and find a new and useful purpose.

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