First of all I must apologize for the poor photos. I have taken these with my phone. The good news is that tomorrow I am taking a week end photography course with hopes of improving my pictures.
I am painting and staining a table for a client as well as painting and changing the fabric of the seats of six chairs.
This is how the chair originally looked like:
I don’t think it is Ikea but it is something similar. Typical flat pack furniture.
This is how the chair came to me:
I am pretty certain the fabric is Ikea. I removed the red fabric and the plaid was hiding underneath.
So I painted the wood in ASCP Country Grey. Great colour. It is a true beige- with no hint of yellow. It works well with everything.
My client had already bought the fabric for the chair at Ikea so I just stapled it on. I was quite shocked this was Ikea fabric- it doesn’t scream Ikea. I do like Ikea but I tend to stay away from their fabrics just because they are very distinguishable.
And this is the result:
I think it looks pretty good! I am refinishing a birch table for this lady. I have painted the legs in Old White and stained the top in a light oak colour. If anybody has ever stained birch before—you know it can be a bit frustrating because the stain doesn’t evenly take……that is another story- but it all worked out!