Ercol Chair Make Over

 How do you like my Ercol chair make-over?I found this wonderful piece at a local Car Boot Sale.. and I did this in an afternoon a few days afterwards…and have been meaning to show you it for a while now!


As you can see..this is what it started out like…I just painted the chair with one coat of Annie Sloan’s white chalk paint, but left the arms as they are, as I rather liked the aged worn look of how many peeps had sat in it!

I found the material from my vintage stash, and thought it would be an ideal piece to cover the cushions with!So armed with a needle and thread I got to work sewing the material on to the chair…and voila!

This is how it turned out!Amazing what you can do! when you put your mind to it!What crafty projects have you been up to lately?




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    Nancy Blue Moon
    12th June 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Love it Happy!

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    12th June 2014 / 2:22 pm

    I meant to say….I LOVE YOUR CHAIR!!! I love the arms, and the fabric???? Oh, I love the fabric most of all Scarecrow ~~ Andrea

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    12th June 2014 / 2:21 pm

    I have a group of friends coming to visit me in July, so I am redoing a bunch of old chairs into Thrones, worthy of the Queens of Our Own Lives that we are!Pics on Facebook!~~ Andrea

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    11th June 2014 / 12:38 am

    Love it, its great!Erika

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    10th June 2014 / 11:51 pm

    That is just darling Rosie! What a difference!

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    10th June 2014 / 10:23 pm

    It looks fabulous, love the fabric!

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    Nana Go-Go
    10th June 2014 / 9:59 pm

    Well I must say, I absolutely covet your chair! Good job. I've been making dresses, crocheting bunting,knitting baby clothes for new grandaughter, who's not here yet but should arrive in approx 3 weeks' time, painted my 70's pine bannister with white eggshell but I wish I'd thought of Annie Sloan's paint before I did it, oh and shabby-chic'd a huge mirror that I bought for a fiver from a local furniture recycling place. I think that's enough to be getting on with!

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    Victoria Eales
    10th June 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Love it! Looks fantastic.

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    Mi mundo de miniatura
    10th June 2014 / 7:51 pm

    Te ha quedado fantástica, y además se ve muy cómoda!!

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    Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man
    10th June 2014 / 5:54 pm

    You talented lady! It looks fantastic – right up my aisle!

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