Cheryl from Shab-2-Fab gave this chair a simple, yet very effective transformation with Liquorice and Hemp Oil!

French Armchair with Cane Back #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #french #caneback #armchair #chalkpaint #black #hempoil #restore #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

This gorgeous Louis XV style chair was exactly what I had been looking for when I came across it. At first glance the chair seem to be in pretty great shape although the cane backing was a little worn and some spots scuffed up I knew that with a little love and care this chair would shine once again.

French Armchair with Cane Back #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #french #caneback #armchair #chalkpaint #black #hempoil #restore #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

French Armchair with Cane Back #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #french #caneback #armchair #chalkpaint #black #hempoil #restore #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

French Armchair with Cane Back #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #french #caneback #armchair #chalkpaint #black #hempoil #restore #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

This chair wasn’t in horrible shape so I decided I’d try to save the original finish. I started by giving the chair a very light sand with a 400 grit sandpaper. After a quick wipe down I opened up a can of Howard Restore-a-Finish and went to town buffing and blending with a Steel wool pad. I continued to work and watch in amazement as the blemishes disappeared and the chair started to regain its charm. While restoring I tried to blend the worn cane but it would not blend so I decided I’d paint it using Country Chic Paint in the color Liquorice.

French Armchair with Cane Back #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #french #caneback #armchair #chalkpaint #black #hempoil #restore #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

French Armchair with Cane Back #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #french #caneback #armchair #chalkpaint #black #hempoil #restore #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Once the restore was done and the canning painted there wasn’t much left to do but give the entire chair a big drink of Country Chic Paint Hemp Oil. I simply brushed on the oil and left the piece to rest for a few days.

This chair turned out absolutely marvelous and it just goes to show not every piece has to be completely painted to bring it back, a lot of pieces are gorgeous just the way they are and you can make them shine again by doing a few small things.

French Armchair with Cane Back #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #french #caneback #armchair #chalkpaint #black #hempoil #restore #homedecor #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com


Cheryl {Shab-2-Fab}

I am a small town gal with a passion for refinishing furniture. I live and work out of my home in Cedar City Utah and I am the mother of two little ones. I have always been a creative person and find tremendous joy in giving old furniture new life. Painting furniture has always felt natural to me and I feel an abundance of pride and joy when I have upcycled and saved a piece of history that might have been forgotten.

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